What is Probate?

Probate is the formal legal process of reviewing a will to decide if it is valid. In a probate proceeding, the court will appoint an executor or personal representative to administer the estate and distribute assets to the beneficiaries, as well as pay any liabilities of the estate. Probate is also required for a person that died without a will, also called intestate.

Probate laws vary by state, so it is recommended that an attorney be consulted to determine if probate is required, whether a bond is necessary, and what reports are required by the court in a probate proceeding. Attorney West Seattle, P.S. has been helping people in West Seattle for several years manage the probate process for families. Our law firm can help you or your loved ones with probate. Call us today for a free consultation. Attorney West Seattle, P.S.’s phone number is (206) 745 3738.