Jenni Frere Volk was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. She also had the... more
Jenni Frere Volk was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. She also had the pleasure of living in eastern Washington for four years while attending Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington’s most prestigious collegiate institution. As a liberal arts college, Whitman provided Jenni with a solid foundation to become a successful, well-rounded attorney and business owner. Jenni wen... view profile
Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984, Sheila Ridgway has... more
Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984, Sheila Ridgway has concentrated her practice in litigation and the mediation of trust, estate, elder abuse, and guardianship matters. Sheila has served as Chair of the KCBA Probate Litigation and Ethics seminar since 1998, has spoken at many WSBA and KCBA legal seminars on estate and trust litigation and probate, and is an appointe... view profile
An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristinas practice involves... more
An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristinas practice involves analyzing, preparing, and helping clients implement estate plans. She also counsels clients on charitable giving, prenuptial agreements, estate and gift tax issues, estate and trust administration, and guardianships. She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in negotiating settlements of trusts and estates, as w... view profile
About Geoffrey H. Garrett Geoffrey H. Garrett purchased assets of the law practice... more
About Geoffrey H. Garrett Geoffrey H. Garrett purchased assets of the law practice of Stanley R. Byrd in 2008. For more than twenty-seven years previously, he pursued two challenging careers simultaneously, as an attorney in an active sole practice and a senior pilot for a major airline, where he achieved the rank of B-747 captain in the international operation. He was honored as his airlin... view profile
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and property... more
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and property agreements such as prenuptial agreements. I am actively involved in the community and currently serve on the Board of the People's Memorial Association and as the Legal Advisor to the Seattle Audubon Society.
Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate... more
Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and trust administration, business succession, and tax planning. Xan works with individuals and families to achieve their estate planning objectives. By taking the time to understand each client's family and personal relationships as well as their financial situation, Xan helps clients evaluate their optio... 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.