I grew up on Vashon Island, just southwest of Seattle in Puget Sound where much of... more
I grew up on Vashon Island, just southwest of Seattle in Puget Sound where much of my family still resides. After attending Pepperdine University and NYU, I graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia with a Bachelor of Arts, emphasis in media writing. I graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, where I served as president pro tem and a member of the board of ... view profile
Since 1995 I have represented clients in nearly every legal capacity regarding the... more
Since 1995 I have represented clients in nearly every legal capacity regarding the care of the elderly, minors, and folks with developmental or mental health disabilities. I am a sole practitioner.I represent individuals and institutions petitioning for guardianship and Alleged Incapacitated Persons who are the subject of guardianship petitions.I represent professional guardian/trustee a... view profile
When I graduated from law school, like many idealistic law students, I wanted to... more
When I graduated from law school, like many idealistic law students, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people I served. I moved back to my home state of Washington from California in late 2010 to be with my family, nostalgic for the culture of the northwest. In California and then Washington, I worked in several different law firms in a surprisingly wide aray of practices... 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.