Seattle Probate Attorney

Washington Will Contest Attorney

When a family member or other loved one dies, his or her estate passes through probate or estate administration. Probate (or estate administration) is a process where the assets of the decedent are distributed according to his or her wishes. It may be possible to avoid probate; however, this will depend upon the decedent's estate plan. If you have been named executor or administrator of a will or estate, the law office of D. Douglas Titus can guide you through your responsibilities.

Schedule an appointment to discuss your probate needs. You can speak with our Seattle probate lawyer by calling 206-462-4388 or toll free at 888-581-1950.

The Responsibilities of Probate and Estate Administration

Our law office guides personal representatives through their responsibilities, which can include:

Filing a petition with the probate court

  • Filing a petition with the probate court
  • Notifying the heirs
  • Inventorying and appraising assets
  • Paying estate debts
  • Selling estate assets
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Distributing property and assets to heirs

The probate process can be very simple or highly complex, depending on the specific components of the decedent's affairs. As a skilled attorney with more than 25 years of experience, D. Douglas Titus can readily handle your legal affairs and offer solutions. He can help you manage the probate process as seamlessly as possible, ensuring that all your responsibilities are met.

Probate can be avoided, and we offer estate planning services that can accomplish this. For example, with a living trust, the assets bypass the court administration and a trustee is tasked with distributing the assets. You can talk to our law office about options for avoiding probate.

Resolving Conflict in Probate Litigation

As a Washington will contest lawyer, D. Douglas Titus can protect your rights should any disputes arise during the probate process. Probate litigation can pit family members against family members. During a time of turmoil and anger, our attorneys work in a steadfast manner to resolve your conflict efficiently and favorably. Whether you are involved in a will contest or trust dispute, we work toward the outcome that serves you best.

Schedule an Appointment

The law office of Douglas D. Titus can help you meet your responsibilities as an executor or administrator. Call us to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at 206-462-4388 or toll free at 888-581-1950. You may also contact us online.

location & Contact information

6041 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Local: 206-462-4388
Fax: 206-935-6623
Toll Free: 1-888-581-1950