I believe that the most important service an attorney can provide to a client is to... more
I believe that the most important service an attorney can provide to a client is to really listen to the client in order to understand his or her goals. An attorney who does not grasp the client's goalswill almost certainly be unsuccessful.
Laura Zeman is the principal shareholder with Zeman Law Group PLLC. â— Focusing on... more
Laura Zeman is the principal shareholder with Zeman Law Group PLLC. â— Focusing on counseling and assisting individuals and families with estate planning in a cost-effective and efficient manner. â— Providing wills and trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and probate administration. â— Assisting clie... view profile
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in... more
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004 with high honors, I served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marlin J. Appelwick at the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One. In 2006, I joined the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where I practiced until 2010. At Davis Wright Tremaine, I was part of the T... view profile
Monica Cary’s practice focuses on family law mediation, relationship agreements,... more
Monica Cary’s practice focuses on family law mediation, relationship agreements, prenuptial agreements, health care power of attorney for college students, and wills and estate planning. Monica presently serves a Commissioner Pro Tempore in King County Superior Court. She is also a volunteer divorce mediator with the Volunteer Settlement Program in King County Superior Court. Monica was se... view profile
I graduated from Stanford University and the University of California Hastings... more
I graduated from Stanford University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Prior to opening Hickman Menashe, P.S., I practiced as an associate at the law firm of Isenhour Bleck, PLLC. I also worked for Senator Ron Wyden, and Evergreen and Columbia Legal Services. I enjoy meeting people, learning their stories and helping them put basic planning in place that will make a ... view profile
I focus my practice in the areas of estate planning, probates and estates, general... more
I focus my practice in the areas of estate planning, probates and estates, general business planning, civil litigation, and real property. My legal experience and interests cover a broad range of matters, including trust and estate planing, probate and trust administration, litigation, guardianship matters, real property matters including homeowner association disputes, purchase and sale ag... view profile
I've written a book entitled, "Smart Estate Planning in Washington--What You Really... more
I've written a book entitled, "Smart Estate Planning in Washington--What You Really Need to Know." For more information, you can preview it at www.waltar.com Mr. Waltar was born in Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in eastern Washington. He moved to Seattle in 1980 to attend college where he graduated from Seattle Pacific University, cum laude, earning dual degrees in English Literature an... 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.