People come to us when one or more of these situations apply. How many pertain to you?
If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork
Probate laws and even the forms are written in a detailed and hard to understand language. Many things in probate are not intuitive that must be achieved in a certain order. Failure to properly and timely accomplish tasks could cause you to be personally liable, or at minimum cause delays.
Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes
Family members may simply disagree on how to handle inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.
As your Attorney we help protect the Executor from personal liability for paying debts and taxes of the deceased.
Allows You to Focus on Your Family and Job
If you have little free time, then getting help from a law firm saves you time.
Reduce Your Stress
Why guess or hope you are not doing things incorrectly? We know the process and we many times carry the burden, so you do not have to worry throughout the process.
Your Reputation Can Be at Stake
If you were named the executor, you have a duty to act in the best interest of the estate and heirs. If you fail in your duty, don’t pay taxes when due, or fail to keep heirs informed you can be personally liable. An attorney ensures you do things properly.
Savings and Speed
Minimizes court supervision of the executor and saves money by reducing or eliminating amounts the deceased owes creditors. Expedites sale of real and personal property and saves legal fees for court to confirm sale.
When Estate Assets are Complicated
Certain assets like real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like appraisals, protecting, and insuring. We’ve handled many of these situations to help maximize what the heirs receive
Nothing is more difficult than losing a loved one. Immediately afterwards, no worst time exists to navigate the legal, financial, and tax complexities of probate and estate administration. We understand and know how emotional and stressful this can be. We help you honor your loved one’s wishes and settle their estates properly and efficiently.
“Pettis Webber was great to work with and very professional“, “process was smooth and the a paperwork was created and distributed in a timely manner”, “made it easy to understand a pretty complicated business”, “they managed all of the details of our somewhat complex estate with great accuracy and attention to detail”, “is wonderful at communication”, “very proficient in her field”, “explained everything as we went along and explained again when she saw the sometimes dumbstruck looks on our faces”, ”responded to my needs in a compassionate and conscientious manner”, “All questions we had were always answered in detail and understandable”, “highly recommend”, “patient and thorough in her explanations, and guided us through decisions”, “expertise in elder law”, “explained the process to me in terms I could understand and made it much easier and less complicated than I had expected”, “professional, supportive, patient, and fair”, “very positive experience and have no hesitation in recommending them”, “all of my needs were addressed in a professional compassionate manner”, “I was never rushed and felt great peace of mind”, “Be sure to attend one of their free workshops to get a glimpse into the complex world of trusts and estate planning.”
We help families in Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Lacentre WA, Battle Ground Washington, Ridgefield, Kalamar, Woodland and throughout Clark County locally and outside of Washington when issues need to be handled for a family member’s estate within the state of Washington.
Locally, clients come to us from Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Lacentre WA, Battle ground Washington, Ridgefield, Folayda WA, Longview, Kelso, Centrelia, Kalamar, St Helens, Washington County Oregon, Long Beach WA, Astoria, Woodland, Amboy, Golden Dale WA, Stevenson and throughout Clark County.
We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Don’t let everything you’ve worked for just slip away due to a lack of proper planning. Invest the time now to learn your options by speaking with us and make the choices that best protects your legacy and wishes. Call us for one-on-one assistance at (360) 696-2069 with your questions, a description of your situation or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within 1 business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.