Probate and Estate Administration

Washington and Idaho Probate Lawyers

There are many responsibilities that fall upon the shoulders of those grieving the death of a loved one. Besides funeral arrangements and other immediate tasks, the deceased’s estate must be valued and divided.

At Clark & Feeny, LLP, we understand that the last thing you want right now is another burden to carry. Since 1970, we have helped family members, executors and administrators effectively navigate through the probate/estate administration process. Contact our Lewiston probate attorneys today — you can be assured that your goals will guide our representation and that we will be available to address your concerns.

What Is Probate? What Is Estate Administration?

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased’s estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a probate attorney with expertise in this area of the law.

We can help you ensure that the deceased’s assets are distributed correctly.

Probate Litigation

Probate is not always a smooth process. Sometimes, conflicting interpretations of a will, disputes about creditor claims, or other disagreement may arise. We are experienced trial lawyers who can protect your interests during probate litigation, including disputes involving:

  • Will contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Misappropriation of assets
  • Elder abuse
  • Undue influence
  • Asset valuation disputes
  • Creditor claims
  • Third-party claims against the estate

Estate Planning

We are advocates of proactive planning. The best way to help your family avoid probate litigation and other problems during the administration of your estate is to create clear estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, healthcare directives, and powers of attorney.

Our Idaho estate planning attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your estate planning options. Who should receive what property when you pass away? What choices would you like made about end-of-life care? Is there anyone who should control your finances should you ever become unable to do so yourself? These are only a few of the many questions we will help you answer.

Contact Our Clarkston and Lewiston Estate Administration Attorneys

Contact our law office to speak with a knowledgeable Lewiston probate attorney. Please call 208.743.9516 or toll free 800.865.9516. We are conveniently located across from the courthouse in Lewiston, Idaho.

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