I was born and raised in Kitsap County and am now happy to be able to practice law... more
I was born and raised in Kitsap County and am now happy to be able to practice law in the courthouse around the corner from the home I grew up in. I started out thinking I wanted to be an employment defense attorney but quickly found that I've got organizational skills and a temperament that is, I believe,helpful to my domestic relations clients, who are often stuck like a deer in headlights be... view profile
I practice Elder Law in Port Orchard Washington for GSJones Law Group, PS. My areas... more
I practice Elder Law in Port Orchard Washington for GSJones Law Group, PS. My areas of practice include Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney documents, Health Care Directives, Probate, Guardianship, Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning.
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.