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Probate Attorney Vancouver, WA
Trent Kunz is a Probate Attorney, located in Vancouver, WA. If a loved one has died and you have questions and/or require assistance, call Vancouver, WA Probate Attorney, Trent Kunz and Salmon Creek Law Offices today.
Since there are deadlines and procedures that must be followed, it is advisable to contact a probate attorney shortly after the death of a loved one to determine whether or not probate is necessary. Trent Kunz at Salmon Creek Law Offices is ready to assist with all of your probate needs.
What is probate?
A: Probate is a process that appoints a personal representative or executor, approves the Will (if there is one), allows for the payment of creditors and allows for the transfer of probate assets to those named in the Will or as directed by the laws of intestacy.
Q: Will my estate need to be probated?
A: An estate only needs to be probated if it contains probate assets. A probate asset is any asset with a title that does not have a named beneficiary or a co-owner with a right of survivorship. A classic example of a probate asset is real estate owned by one person. An example of a non-probate asset is a bank account or life insurance with a named beneficiary.
Q: How long does probate take?
A: Probate generally takes between six and eight months to complete. Four of those months is taken up waiting for the four month claim period for creditors to run.
Q: How much does probate cost?
A: The cost of probate varies greatly depending on the number of creditors, the number of heirs, the type and location of property etc. Do not be surprised if what you consider a “simple estate” requires more than $3,000.00 in attorney fees to probate.
What does a Probate Attorney Do?
A: A Probate Attorney is there to guide a personal representative or executor and beneficiaries through the complex problems of putting the final affairs of the deceased in order. A Probate Lawyer is licensed through the state.
Probate Attorney Vancouver WA
Salmon Creek Law Offices is proud to provide Vancouver, WA Probate Attorney service.