For two decades I have practiced law in Tacoma serving families and supporting small... more
For two decades I have practiced law in Tacoma serving families and supporting small businesses. With experience as both a legal counselor and courtroom litigator, I work closely with each of my clients to identify and fulfill their individual legal needs and I look forward to meeting you. Whether you are interested in starting a small business or looking to protect and secure your family asset... view profile
Brianne focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and business law and has... more
Brianne focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and business law and has since she became an attorney. She enjoys working with clients to create lasting estate plans, advise executors and trustees in the administration of all types and sizes of estates, and advise business owners in all aspects of their businesses. Brianne strives to make the legal process as painless as possible for... view profile
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
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.
I have had the pleasure of working with the same Tacoma law firm since my admission... more
I have had the pleasure of working with the same Tacoma law firm since my admission to the Washington State Bar Association in 1976. Our firm, Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy & Durkin, Inc. P.S., has developed a reputation for dedicated and professional representation of injured clients. We have successfully tackled some of the largest companies in the country as defendants and would be... view profile
Greg Abel has dedicated his more than 25-year career to helping people. When you are... more
Greg Abel has dedicated his more than 25-year career to helping people. When you are hurt, when a loved one has been catastrophically injured or died because of someone elseâ€™s negligence, when a probate is needed, Greg Abel has the knowledge, experience and skill to get results.
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.