Probate

When a family member or friend dies, it can be a stressful time for all involved.  It’s hard to lose someone you love, and then deal with all of the financial and legal complexities resulting from a probate.  We at Lauber Dancey can help ease this burden and make it as simple, efficient, and understandable as possible.  We offer experienced representation of clients in both routine and difficult probates, and conduct our probate practice in a thoughtful way, so as to avoid disputes with family members and creditors.

Probate in Washington State is the administration of a person’s assets and liabilities upon death.  At Lauber Dancey, we are familiar with estate administration and litigation and therefore able to advise you throughout every stage of the probate process.  In certain circumstances, if you have a simple or small estate, it may be settled without the probate process via a small estate procedure that can take the place of a formal probate process.  We will advise you if this route is an option for you and help you with this process as well.

The probate process in Washington is neither especially complex nor expensive, but it helps to work with a lawyer who can advise you of your duties and guide you away from making common mistakes.  At Lauber Dancey, we work closely with you in an effort to help the probate process move forward as smoothly as possible.