Ienjoy working with and helping families and individuals overcome various legal... more
Ienjoy working with and helping families and individuals overcome various legal obstacles present in the areas of wills, trusts, probate, and business law. This likely comes from my love for and commitment to my own family. When I'm not working, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband and our German Shepherd puppy, Maverick.
Attorney Douglas N. Kiger, shareholder, has been a member of the firm since 1996:... more
Attorney Douglas N. Kiger, shareholder, has been a member of the firm since 1996: Education: Mr. Kiger received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1996. While there he received an American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in legal writing. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in political science with a minor in business administr... view profile
Michael T. Smith advises individuals and companies of all types and sizes regarding... more
Michael T. Smith advises individuals and companies of all types and sizes regarding the proper formation and structure of a business entity (corporation, limited liability company, etc.), their general business and corporate matters, issues related to the purchase or sale or lease of real property and transactions to purchase or sell their business.Michael also focuses his practice on assisting... view profile
The Law Office of David J. Britton is a general civil litigation practice focusing... more
The Law Office of David J. Britton is a general civil litigation practice focusing on all phases of dispute resolution, including settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, motions practice, and civil jury and nonjury trials. Our areas of focus are business, real estate, personal injury and wrongful death, misdemeanor criminal defense, and wills, trusts, and probate.
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.