Focuses practice on estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney,... more
Focuses practice on estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and high net worth tax planning. Probate and trust administration. Advises individual and corporate fiduciaries in their roles as trustees and executors. Represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation. Admitted to practice in Washington State, the U.S. District Court for t... view profile
Michael J. Longyear represents clients in issues regarding Trust and Estate Planning,... more
Michael J. Longyear represents clients in issues regarding Trust and Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship, and Elder Law and related real estate and business matters. He serves as guardian of the estate, trustee, and estate administrator in routine and complex or contested matters. Mr. Longyear is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Mr. Longyear... view profile
I believe that the judicial system is for everybody. There are certain times in life... more
I believe that the judicial system is for everybody. There are certain times in life when legal assistance of some kind is necessary, and these times can be made smoother by having compassionate legal representation. It is my goal to provide this kind of high-quality, empathetic legal representation.
I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle... more
I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. My practice focuses primarily on estate and tax planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements and succession planning and business transactions. I also co-founded and partnered a local tax... view profile
Mary Anne Vance focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts,and probate. She is... more
Mary Anne Vance focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts,and probate. She is the co-author of the Probate and Estate Planning Chapters of the "Washington Civil Practice Deskbook". She chairs and speaks at legal seminars sponsored by the Washington State and King County Bar Associations. She was voted "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law and Politics Magazine and voted one of Seattle's Top At... view profile
My practice is limited to estate administration and related estate litigation. I... more
My practice is limited to estate administration and related estate litigation. I accept appointments as a professional fiduciary for difficult estates or when the previous fiduciaries have been disqualified during the course of litigation within the estate. I also serve as an expert witness infiduciary litigation.
Laura Zeman is the principal shareholder with Zeman Law Group PLLC. â— Focusing on... more
Laura Zeman is the principal shareholder with Zeman Law Group PLLC. â— Focusing on counseling and assisting individuals and families with estate planning in a cost-effective and efficient manner. â— Providing wills and trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and probate administration. â— Assisting clie... 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.