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.
Janet Gray specializes in the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation and... more
Janet Gray specializes in the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation and charitable giving. Janet was voted "Super Lawyer 2007" by Washington Law & Poltics Magazine and voted one of Seattle's "Five Star Wealth Managers" 2007 by Seattle Magazine. A frequent speaker at the Washington State Bar's Annual Estate Planning Seminar, she is a past Executive Committee Member of the Bar's Real Pr... view profile
Chandra is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Texas School of... more
Chandra is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Texas School of Law. Chandra first became interested in estate planning while watching family members struggle to manage the affairs of loved ones with dementia. That interest deepened when she served as a student attorney at UT's Elderlaw Clinic where she helped low income elderly people with their legal needs. After being admi... view profile
Michael C. Malnati has over 30 years of legal experience counseling individuals and... more
Michael C. Malnati has over 30 years of legal experience counseling individuals and small businesses regarding all aspects of real estate transactions, general business and corporate matters and creditors’ rights. Michael also devotes part of his practice to estate planning and probate administration. Whether preparing or reviewing documentation on complex commercial transactions, or helping c... 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
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.