Our skilled attorneys have experience in determining the best path forward after the death of an individual regarding carrying out the terms of their estate plan. If an individual dies without an estate plan in place (dies intestate), the laws of the state govern who is to receive assets. Typically, will-based estate plans and estates with no estate plan go through a court-supervised process of administration called probate. The person nominated to administer the estate is called the personal representative or executor. If an individual dies with a trust-based plan, the nominated trustee of such trust will need assistance in the trust administration process. Both the trust administration and probate processes involve several steps that the personal representative or trustee will need to take as a part of their duties. Attorneys at Navigate can guide trustees and personal representatives through these processes in both Washington and Oregon.
Our Estate and Trust Administration Services Include:
- Analysis regarding probate alternatives for estate administration.
- Representing the personal representative of an estate through the probate process.
- Representing the trustee of a trust through the trust administration process.
- Preparing small estate affidavits and lack of probate affidavits.
- Preparing estate tax returns and income tax returns.
Our Estate & Trust Administration Attorneys
Josi R. Howard
Estate Planning | Estate & Trust Administration
James C. Howe
Of Counsel Attorney
Estate Planning | Estate & Trust Administration | Business Law | Real Estate
I have used Navigate Law Group on several occasions and referred many people to them. They are very smart, diligent, hard-working, and ………….THEY CARE! They listen to you, and they care about your case and the cost. Navigate found a way to reduce overhead and increase efficiency without sacrificing quality, all with a goal of treating you like family. If you want attorneys with a heart, this is who you call.