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
Brianne focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and business law and has... more
Brianne focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and business law and has since she became an attorney. She enjoys working with clients to create lasting estate plans, advise executors and trustees in the administration of all types and sizes of estates, and advise business owners in all aspects of their businesses. Brianne strives to make the legal process as painless as possible for... view profile
I love my job because I get to work with families and individuals who are going... more
I love my job because I get to work with families and individuals who are going through a difficult time and help them make it better. My job is to take your legal problems on as my own and deal with them for you. I have a policy of working with you to keep fees down, so if you can do work to help, I will encourage you to do that if fees are a concern, but my office can handle all aspects of ... view profile
Peter D. Haroldson was admitted to practice in Washington in 2004. His practice... more
Peter D. Haroldson was admitted to practice in Washington in 2004. His practice emphasizes family law, guardianships, probate and estate planning. He has represented clients in Pierce, King, Thurston, Kitsap, Snohomish, and Skagit County. Prior to joining Faubion, Reeder, Fraley & Cook, PS, Peter worked for seven years with a respected Tacoma law firm where he represented civilian and military... view profile
Greg Abel has dedicated his more than 25-year career to helping people. When you are... more
Greg Abel has dedicated his more than 25-year career to helping people. When you are hurt, when a loved one has been catastrophically injured or died because of someone elseâ€™s negligence, when a probate is needed, Greg Abel has the knowledge, experience and skill to get results.
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.