Dedicated Probate Attorneys Proudly Serving Spokane

When someone passes away in Washington state, their estate and assets pass through a legal process known as probate. This process can be confusing at times, especially if this is your first time serving as a personal representative. At Allen | Fischer PLLC, our knowledgeable probate attorneys are ready to support you at every step of the probate process, answering your questions and addressing your concerns along the way. Our goal is to empower you to navigate probate with greater clarity and confidence.

Understanding the Role of the Estate’s Personal Representative

If someone has named you as their personal representative (or executor), you have been entrusted with several duties. Upon this person’s passing, you will oversee many tasks, such as proving the will to the court, securing the necessary court documents, establishing an inventory of the estate’s assets and liabilities, publishing a notice of the decedent’s passing to known and unknown creditors, paying outstanding bills, and distributing the assets according to the decedent’s expressed wishes. It’s natural to feel slightly apprehensive as you approach this duty, which is why we are here to provide you with the reassurance and guidance you need to move forward.

Preparing for Complications or Issues

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, and the emotional fallout can lead to family tension and even arguments. As the personal representative, it can be difficult to work with the decedent’s beneficiaries, especially if they disagree to the terms outlined in the will. Our attorneys are familiar with these complex family dynamics, and we are here to provide you with the tools and strategies you need to move the process forward as smoothly and productively as possible.

Strategic Planning for a Brighter Tomorrow

Whether you are the designated personal representative for an estate or you are interested in exploring estate planning strategies that may allow your estate to circumvent probate, the caring attorneys at Allen | Fischer PLLC are here to assist you. Our client-centered approach allows us to build meaningful and lasting relationships with those we serve, and we look forward to learning more about your situation. Please contact us at your convenience to get started.

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If you need help navigating a probate matter in the Spokane area, contact Allen | Fischer PLLC today at (509) 466-7770 to discuss your situation with a dedicated and compassionate attorney.

We’re here to walk you through all aspects of probate, from authenticating the last will and testament to distributing the estate among the beneficiaries. Get in touch with us today to learn more.