D. Ray Barker was raised in Elba, Idaho and has been practicing law in Moscow, Idaho... more
D. Ray Barker was raised in Elba, Idaho and has been practicing law in Moscow, Idaho since 1978. He has a general law practice in which he has represented clients in many different areas of the law, while specializing in criminal defense and bankruptcy law. Ray has been a defense counsel in seven murder cases including one while serving in the United States Marine Corps and one in federal cou... view profile
Admitted to practice law in Idaho and Washington, and specializing in Chapter 7 and... more
Admitted to practice law in Idaho and Washington, and specializing in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Probate. I also do criminal law, family law, and general practice. Our office has two attorneys and we are now accepting new clients. (208) 882-6749.
I have recently been admitted to the Washington State Bar, after having worked in... more
I have recently been admitted to the Washington State Bar, after having worked in Idaho as an investment advisor representative for about a year. My area of practice has focused mainly on estate planning.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.