Estates & Probate F.A.Q.

Quick answers to some commonly asked questions:

     

Estate Planning

Do I need a trust?

This is probably the most-asked question on this list. Many of our locals have arrived here from other states, like California, where trusts are commonly used to avoid probate (usually because the probate system in that state is particularly difficult and/or costly). In Washington, where the probate system is much more efficient and less costly, it is rare to need a trust solely

Probate

This will be the first question

…and this will be the first answer