Leslie's firm handles Estate Planning matters. This is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual's property at the time of their death. This takes into account wills, taxes, insurance, property and any trusts. This is to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carry out the person's wishes.
Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process generally includes: collecting a decedent`s assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes and distribution of property to heirs.
Attorney Leslie Smith conducts Living Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning in Richland, WA and the surrounding Tri-Cities area. She provides a free initial consultation for the first 1/2 hour.