Tom Heye is well known in the Tri-Cities for his work in the areas of elder law,... more
Tom Heye is well known in the Tri-Cities for his work in the areas of elder law, estate planning, trusts, probate, guardianships, real estate, business formations, and contract law. He has worked with many families in guiding them through the trauma of dealing with parents faced with Alzheimer’s and other problems brought on by aging. He has assisted many families in applying for Medicaid a... view profile
Jeremy J. Bishop is a Tri-City native and an honors graduate of Kamiakin High School... more
Jeremy J. Bishop is a Tri-City native and an honors graduate of Kamiakin High School and Cum Laudegraduate from Whitman College in Walla Walla with a B.A. in Sociology. Jeremy then graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association that same year, and the U.S. Eastern District of Washington in 2007. After law school, Je... view profile
Originally from the Seattle area, I relocated to Tri-Cities 2 years ago and joined... more
Originally from the Seattle area, I relocated to Tri-Cities 2 years ago and joined Cowan Moore law firm. In Seattle, I focussed my practice in Residential law working with Condominium and Homeowner Associations on their corporate governance, general legal issues, and assessment recovery. With Cowan Moore, I have expanded my practice to additional civil practice areas, to include probate and ... 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.