Tara M. Roberts is a Seattle area attorney concentrating her practice in the areas... more
Tara M. Roberts is a Seattle area attorney concentrating her practice in the areas of estate planning and probate. Her practice includes representing fiduciaries in the settlement and litigation of estates & trusts and counseling clients on the preparation and implementation of estate plans, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care documents. Find out more information at w... view profile
I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle... more
I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. My practice focuses primarily on estate and tax planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements and succession planning and business transactions. I also co-founded and partnered a local tax... view profile
As a professional, I not only endeavor to provide the highest quality service to my... more
As a professional, I not only endeavor to provide the highest quality service to my clients, but I also try to give back to my community by working on legislation and serving various professional and charitable organizations. I believe that estate planning is about people - it is planning for yourself and those people and organizations you care about. I do most of my estate planning work on a f... 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.