The Probate Process: A-Z

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Broadcasting August 24th, 2017

1:00-3:15pm PST / 2:00-4:15pm MST / 3:00-5:15pm CST / 4:00-6:15pm EST

The legal implications of death affect attorneys in all types of practice areas, especially those working in the fields of real estate, family law, estate planning, or business planning. Clients often ask attorneys in these fields questions such as, how will their family will receive their assets after they die? How their family receive their assets if they own real estate in other states? What happens to the client's business if one of the business owners dies? Should they follow Suze Orman's advice and create a revocable living trust? Attorneys viewing this presentation can expect to learn the answer to these questions, and more, with an easily-digestible snapshot of the probate process.

The term 'probate' comes from the Latin probatus meaning "to make good, esteem, make credible, or inspect." The  probate process is the legal court process that is sometimes required in order to transfer assets to an individual's beneficiaries after the individual's death. This presentation breaks the analysis of probate into three main parts, namely (i) determining whether probate is necessary and what forms it takes, (ii) looking at the procedural steps of the probate process, and (iii) resolving disputes within the context of a probate proceeding.



  • Theresa Nguyen
    Theresa Nguyen is an energetic and resourceful, English- and Vietnamese-speaking lawyer based in Renton, Washington. She takes pride in serving residents and business owners in King County, which she has been a part of for over 20 years, and surrounding local communities. For her, it is an honor giving back and adding value to the citizens of Seattle-Tacoma, whom continue to nurture her in becoming an elite attorney. Currently, Theresa is living her long-dreamt childhood dreams of becoming an attorney, entrepreneur and soon, philanthropist.

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    Eric Reutter
    Eric Reutter is an Eastside native from Bellevue and attended the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor’s Degree, Juris Doctor, and Master’s Degree in Tax Law (LL.M.). Eric focsues his practice on estate planning, real estate, business law, and tax. He adopts a "client-centered" approach of educating the clients on the law in order to allow them to choose the best path forward. In this spirit of legal education, Eric has published a wide variety of blogs and legal articles in publications. His articles have been featured in publications including the King County Bar Bulletin, Washington State Bar Association RPPT Newsletter, 425 Business Magazine, and Puget Sound Business Journal.

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    1. Initial Steps in Probate – The Analysis before Opening Probate
    2. Basic Probate Procedure
    3. Other Probate Matters

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