Some small estates may be administered quickly, without probate, for a flat fee. Larger estates may require a carefully planned probate. We navigate complex probates to avoid disputes with creditors or heirs. We also litigate contested estates, trusts, and wills. Whether your matter is simple or complex, we are ready to put our skills to work for you.
Transparency goes a long way toward avoiding trust and estate disputes. A trustee is a fiduciary. The personal representative for an estate is also a fiduciary. This means the they owe duties (including loyalty and care) to all the beneficiaries. Usually, one of those duties is the duty to share information about the trust or estate.
Often, failing to share information on a regular basis, or failing to provide all the necessary information leads to distrust. That is when people hire lawyers. A trustee can also lessen or avoid liability by providing reports compliant with RCW 11.96A.070 and RCW 11.96A.110. Contact us to talk about your duties as trustee or personal representative, and learn ways that you may minimize your exposure to liability or litigation.