Jennifer Jackson joined Wolff & Hislop in 2009 as the firm’s first associate.... more
Jennifer Jackson joined Wolff & Hislop in 2009 as the firm’s first associate. Jennifer received a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. Jennifer’s practice focuses on business transactions, estate planning, probate, guardianship, collections, and real property law. Jennifer enjoys garde... view profile
I am a Spokane, Washington native and recieved my JD and MBA from Gonzaga University.... more
I am a Spokane, Washington native and recieved my JD and MBA from Gonzaga University. My father was a small business owner, and this inspired me to want to help small business owners succeed in both their personal and professional lives. Having lived in Spokane all my life I have deep ties and connections to the community, giving me an advantage in helping my clients.
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.