Bainbridge Island Probate Attorneys — 4 found

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  1. Bainbridge Island Probate Attorney Dorothy K Foster

    Dorothy Foster

    SEATTLE OFFICE: 800 Fifth Ave, Suite 4100 Seattle WA 98104 Phone: (206) 686-6686
    Licensed for 23 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.9

  2. Bainbridge Island Probate Attorney Paulette Peterson

    Paulette Peterson

    Bainbridge Island, WA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years - $45-$250/hour
    Not yet reviewed - 7 Legal Answers
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.3

  3. Bainbridge Island Probate Attorney Lisa C. Neal

    Lisa Neal

    Lisa Neal is of counsel with Betts Patterson Mines, where she advises and defends... more
    Licensed for 22 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.8

  4. Bainbridge Island Probate Attorney Matthew Boyd Hartley

    Matthew Hartley

    Bremerton, WA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 9 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

Probate

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.