Seattle Estate Administration Lawyer

The death of a loved one is never easy. When a loved one passes away, families understandably want the estate administration process to go smoothly and efficiently, with minimal conflict and stress and as little delay as possible. Everyone wants to be treated fairly and respectfully.

In Washington, the administration of estates, which involves the settling of debts and the transfer of assets, is handled in superior court. In our experience, success in the administration process boils down to open communication and fairness — to balancing the interests of everyone involved. The assistance of a skilled estate lawyer is often instrumental.

Assistance With All Aspects of Estate Administration

With more than 20 years of experience in estate law, AV-rated* attorney Ann T. Wilson assists clients in all aspects of probate and estate administration, including the drafting and filing of all necessary pleadings, preparation of creditors' claims, and preparation of state and federal estate tax returns. She regularly counsels clients on complex issues, including choices regarding disclaimers and proper tax elections.

In the administration of estates, Ms. Wilson is known for her ability to put all the pieces together and facilitate the best possible outcomes for families whenever possible. This typically includes:

  • Counseling executors and administrators regarding their responsibilities
  • Helping family members share important information, such as copies of a will or trust
  • Drafting and filing all paperwork
  • Preparing creditors' claims and settling debts
  • Preparing state and federal estate tax returns
  • Making sure assets are distributed to beneficiaries
  • Helping family members avoid conflicts that could lead to litigation
  • Representing parties in negotiation, TEDRA mediation and arbitration, and litigation

Contact a Seattle Estate Administration Attorney

Seattle and Bellevue asset distribution attorney Ann T. Wilson can answer your questions about probate and the settling of estates. Contact the firm for more information.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.