Spokane Probate Lawyer

An effectively drafted and executed estate plan can usually avoid probate.  But there are circumstances in which probate will be necessary in Wasington.  The probate process can be time-consuming and costly.  At the Law Office of Robb E. Grangroth, we are committed to helping you through the probate process as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Whether you need a simple “small estate affidavit” or your probate is not complex, or you are involved in a contested estate requiring a more complicated probate proceeding, we work with you to move the probate process along expeditiously.

Small Estate Affidavit – Washington has a simplified probate process for small estates (under $100,000). If your net worth will be under this amount when you die, the probate process will be straightforward and relatively inexpensive, so you may not need to worry about avoiding it.

If a will is contested, no will is left, or the size of the estate exceeds the statutory amount a formal probate will be required in Washington.  A formal probate proceeding may require evidentiary hearings or other court proceedings to determine the validity of the will, to identify the lawful heirs, or to appoint a personal representative if there is dispute over who should serve in that role.

Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to determine the most effective way to handle your probate needs.