An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristinas practice involves... more
An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristinas practice involves analyzing, preparing, and helping clients implement estate plans. She also counsels clients on charitable giving, prenuptial agreements, estate and gift tax issues, estate and trust administration, and guardianships. She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in negotiating settlements of trusts and estates, as w... view profile
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and property... more
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and property agreements such as prenuptial agreements. I am actively involved in the community and currently serve on the Board of the People's Memorial Association and as the Legal Advisor to the Seattle Audubon Society.
Mark Roberts counsels and represents individuals and families in both tax and non-... more
Mark Roberts counsels and represents individuals and families in both tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, with an emphasis on personalized needs and advanced tax planning, including use of sophisticated tax strategies to transfer wealth among family members, preservation of assets through use of long-term trusts, partnerships and companies, facilitation of business succession, and prepa... view profile
Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate... more
Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and trust administration, business succession, and tax planning. Xan works with individuals and families to achieve their estate planning objectives. By taking the time to understand each client's family and personal relationships as well as their financial situation, Xan helps clients evaluate their optio... view profile
My 34-year old law practice emphasizes complex probates, trusts and guardianships,... more
My 34-year old law practice emphasizes complex probates, trusts and guardianships, estate planning and business transactions. My probate, trust and guardianship practice has included the representation of hundreds of parties in probates, trusts and guardianships and mediation and litigation related thereto. I am a frequent speaker on these subjects to members of the Washington State Bar and the... 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
My practice includes real estate law and business entity selection, formation and... more
My practice includes real estate law and business entity selection, formation and maintenance. I also assist clients with guardianships and estate planning matters such as probate, wills and trusts, and estate and gift tax planning. Outside of my practice I enjoy hiking, attempting to snowboard, and spending time with my family, friends and two pets.
Marcia chairs Graham Dunn's Wealth Management Team and is a former member of the... more
Marcia chairs Graham Dunn's Wealth Management Team and is a former member of the firms Board of Directors. She has over 25 years of experience counseling individuals about wealth transfer and succession planning, including estate planning and administration, probate, trusts and related tax matters. Marcia is a frequent speaker at professional and community conferences about estate plann... 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.