Dan Roach has been practicing law in Walla Walla since 1984 in the areas of estate... more
Dan Roach has been practicing law in Walla Walla since 1984 in the areas of estate planning and estate administration, elder law, guardianship, business formation, real estate and adoptions. He is a past President of the Walla Walla Valley Estate Planning Council, a past President of the Walla Walla County Bar Association, has written numerous articles for publications directed to the general p... view profile
Jeffs business background gives him a special talent for addressing organizational... more
Jeffs business background gives him a special talent for addressing organizational issues, as he understands how businesses run and where problems can arise. Jeff has studied mediation and therapeutic jurisprudence, and has a demonstrated interest in alternative dispute resolution strategies. He has a unique aptitude in elder law and mental health issues.
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.