Estate Settlement & Probate

Providing Counsel During Probate and Estate Settlement

Probate and estate settlement is the legal process by which debts are paid and assets are distributed following a death. Worth Law Group can help you organize your deceased love one’s assets and liabilities, educate you about the probate process in Washington State and handle all communication between various third parties. Our estate litigation attorneys also represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in settlement negotiations and disputes.

Compassionate Advocacy in Trust and Estate Disputes and Litigation

An executor or administrator is required to settle the estate while complying with the TRUSTS 2terms of will, if available, and Washington State probate law. We provide helpful guidance in the following matters:

  • Determining and initiating procedures with the superior court in the proper county
  • Meeting statutory deadlines
  • Notifying creditors, beneficiaries and heirs
  • Filing requisite federal and state tax returns
  • Satisfying creditors’ claims
  • Distributing property
  • Fulfilling requirements to close the probate estate


In 2000, the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA) was established to provide a simpler process for resolving trust and estate disputes outside the court through mediation, arbitration and agreement. TEDRA promotes expedited resolution of disputes involving wills, trusts and estates. Worth Law Group attempts to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation. However, if court is in your best interest, our estate litigation lawyers have considerable experience in the following:

  • Disputes contesting the validity of a will based on the decedent’s capacity, undue influence or defects in the will’s execution
  • Disputes seeking to invalidate specific will provisions or to recognize the rights of an interested party excluded from the will
  • Disputes involving claims made by the IRS, Washington State Department of Revenue, and creditors
  • Disputes challenging a trustee’s compliance with fiduciary duties