As “transition specialists,” we don’t just buy and sell homes—we also help our clients with the difficult, “non-essential” complications of transitioning into a new living situation. If your move comes with a heavy emotional burden or difficult logistics, you don’t have to carry those alone. We’ve helped hundred of clients through all sorts of life transitions.
In that spirit, our Realtor Tonya Spivey talked with Managing Partner Chad Horner of www.kingcountyprobates.com and Curran Law Firm about all things probate. If you haven’t yet planned for the future of your estate (especially the future of your real estate holdings), the lull of COVID-19 is the perfect opportunity to get things in order.
0:55 – What’s the difference between a trust and a will?
8:32 – How can you ensure your will is honored?
11:35 – Can you have a homemade will?
17:16 – How important is “power of attorney”?
18:49 – What is a “guardianship”?
20:07 – How long does the probate process take?
23:12 – What are common tax issues?
27:00 – Where to find answers to more probate questions
Chad’s practice focuses on advising individuals and families on how to protect and help their loved ones through proper estate planning. This often includes preparing wills, trusts, and related documents, but also includes a review of clients’ financial situation and a discussion about their goals before and when they pass away. Chad also advises families after a loved one has passed away and can assist them through the probate process when one is necessary. He is a frequent speaker on topics involving estate planning, probates, and estate administration.
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