Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate... more
Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and trust administration, business succession, and tax planning. Xan works with individuals and families to achieve their estate planning objectives. By taking the time to understand each client's family and personal relationships as well as their financial situation, Xan helps clients evaluate their optio... view profile
This is about YOU! What do you need to solve your problem and to feel safe and... more
This is about YOU! What do you need to solve your problem and to feel safe and secure? We can help you do that by addressing your needs. Don't sit back and do nothing. If you don't have a will, trust, powers of attorney, health care instructions, then to protect yourself and to be safe, you need to do something about that. If you are a beneficiary of a trust and the trustee won't tell ... view profile
Frank's practice focuses on crime victims' litigation, misconduct in administration... more
Frank's practice focuses on crime victims' litigation, misconduct in administration of wills, guardianship and other probate matters, government misconduct, and wrongful death/serious personal injury. He regularly lectures at legal seminars to improve the legal profession. Frank serves on the boards or steering committees of the American Constitution Society chapter and the National Crime Victi... view profile
After over a decade as a litigator with the State of Washington and one of the top... more
After over a decade as a litigator with the State of Washington and one of the top 100 largest law firms in the United States, Michael G. Ballnik joined Phinney Estate Law as a partner in 2009. While heexcelled as a litigator, Michael made the move to an estate planning practice in order to use his extensive legal background for the benefit of individuals, families, and small businesses and to ... view profile
John Ennis has been helping clients in the Puget Sound region for over 30 years. He... more
John Ennis has been helping clients in the Puget Sound region for over 30 years. He is an AV® Preeminent™ 5/5 rated lawyer for 2013. This rating means his legal abilities are of the highest tier and he comes highly recommended by his peers as a practitioner of the highest standard of professionalism and ethics. A native of Walla Walla, Washington, John Ennis is the second of three generati... view profile
I am a senior partner at Goertz Lambrecht PLLC, a small office in downtown Edmonds,... more
I am a senior partner at Goertz Lambrecht PLLC, a small office in downtown Edmonds, Washington. When I take on your case, I handle it myself. You won't hire me and find out a month later that you've been passed off to a junior associate. I live and work right here in Edmonds and will be here to help you when you need it.
I think of myself as a problem solver.With almost 30 years of experience advising... more
I think of myself as a problem solver.With almost 30 years of experience advising people in tax, business and estate matters, Id like to think Ive seen almost everything.I draw on that experience in counseling my clients and helping them develop creative solutions to even the most difficult problems . . . . . . Finding a satisfactory solution is certainly rewarding, but for me, whats most r... view profile
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.