Probate and Estate Administration assistance refer to legal services related to the management and distribution of a person's assets after their death; and dealing with the person's debts after their death. When a person dies, their assets (property, bank accounts, investments, etc.) may be subject to a legal process called probate, which is supervised by a court.
Our probate law and estate services include:
Without a Will or estate plan, the state can decide where your assets go upon your death. We want to help our clients be in control of their assets upon their passing. Moreover, while you are living, without proper estate planning and documentation – if you become become incompetent or incapacitated – you would not have input into who handles your finances or makes healthcare decisions.
Important: Should you schedule an appointment to see us, we may ask you to fill out our estate planning questionnaire, so that we can best assess and address your individual estate planning needs.
My family turned to Jonathan Bowman in the middle of a family financial crisis. My father had died suddenly and left my mother with a mound of existing debt and tangled business relationships. His death left us confused, saddened, angry and facing a complex debt situation. Jonathan took on the challenge and brought order to the chaos of the situation. He was firm and ferocious as he tackled the settling of my father's estate. His work was exemplary. Thanks to his help, we were able to close the estate and avoid more than $40,000.00 in debt. Because of the service and success we have had from Jonathan, we have turned to him many times for other projects as well. He helped my wife, myself and my mother create wills, living wills, and with financially estate planning services. And, he helped me in a complex, challenging trustee transfer. In all cases, his work and service was excellent. I can recommend his services highly. You will come to appreciate his great talents as an estate and trust attorney.
Roger, Seattle, WA, Client since 2005
In addition to being good at what he does, Jonathan is also a committed community leader.
From the first time I spoke with attorney Jonathan Bowman, I knew that I found the right law firm to help me with my estate planning. Jonathan was generous with his time and listened to me, and we had a great rapport working together. I was also pleased to know that he is a Greater Seattle Business Association member and the law firm is a sponsor.
RH, Seattle, WA, Client since 2022