When someone dies leaving real estate or other assets behind, a probate will probably be necessary to transfer those assets to their heirs and beneficiaries. Probate is the process of appointing someone to administer the estate (called the Personal Representative, formerly called an Executor or an Administrator), give notice to all interested parties, creditors, and the taxing authorities, inventorying the assets, paying creditors and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to the heirs and beneficiaries.

If a loved one has passed away and you have questions about the probate process, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to learn how we can help.