Losing a friend or family member can be a difficult and emotional time. The legal and financial complexities involved in probate and trust administration can be challenging. We can help guide you through the process, taking on as much or as little of the work as needed, to ensure that the estate is settled correctly, always with sensitivity to the people involved and a view to avoid disagreements before they arise. With a lawyer handling the complexity of estate administration, our clients have more time to focus on grieving and supporting family members.

Another side of our practice is working with trustees of established trusts to ensure compliance with the trust agreement and the law. Trustees are required to provide certain notice and information to beneficiaries when a trust is established as well as throughout the term of the trust. The trust agreement usually provides for additional requirements, including terms for distributions. A trustee has a fiduciary duty of the utmost good faith and loyalty to beneficiaries, and it is critical that the trustee is well informed and perform his or her role diligently.

In addition to representing personal representatives and trustees, we also represent heirs and beneficiaries of estates and trusts, who feel they are not being treated fairly by a personal representative or trustee.

If you have questions about estate or trust administration, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to set up an appointment today. We proudly represent clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype or FaceTime.