Charles R. Steinberg is a member of the Washington Association of Attorneys for... more
Charles R. Steinberg is a member of the Washington Association of Attorneys for Justice, He is active in his community, being a board member of The Ripple Foundation, an organization committed to improving the world around us, one person at a time, as well as a board member and past president of RiverView Kiwanis Club of Wenatchee. Mr. Steinberg is Vice President of the Northwest Religious... 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.