I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and... more
I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and my B.A. in American Studies in 1982. Afterward I began clerking for the Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas. I grew up in Washington, and after completing my education and some work experience out of state, I returned to the Seattle area in 1987. I first worked ... view profile
I graduated from Stanford University and the University of California Hastings... more
I graduated from Stanford University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Prior to opening Hickman Menashe, P.S., I practiced as an associate at the law firm of Isenhour Bleck, PLLC. I also worked for Senator Ron Wyden, and Evergreen and Columbia Legal Services. I enjoy meeting people, learning their stories and helping them put basic planning in place that will make a ... 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.