Estate of Oakes

Lisa Jill Dickinson

Practice Area:Lawsuits / Disputes

Outcome:Prevailed in equitable adoption theory in probate.

Description:This probate litigation had complicated legal issues and a case presenting facts of "first impression" in Washington. Litigants prevailed in theory of equitable adoption (adoption by estoppel) as it was not the heirs fault that their adoptions were never legally completed.