Dickson Frohlich is Seattle preeminent real estate, business, family, and probate law firm. Dickson Frohlich is located in Seattle, WA and is a medium-sized law firm with several attorneys and a very knowledgeable staff of legal assistants. Thomas Dickson and his staff have over 40 years combined legal experience helping clients with real estate, business, family and probate law. Over the past two and a half decades, we’ve helped many Washingtonians find solutions to their real estate legal issues.
Thinking about what will happen to your family after you die is unpleasant. For that reason, many people don’t take the time to evaluate the estate planning tools available to them or plan effectively for the distribution of their assets . Unless you have taken steps to avoid it, your assets will go into probate at the time of your death. The probate court will gather all of your probate assets and distribute them according to the terms of your will. If no will was drafted, the assets will be
A common term that you might hear after someone passes away is “probate”. Probate is the process of administering an estate by collecting assets, settling debts, and making distributions to family members. This process is often overseen by a judge who can ensure that the estate is properly administered and can resolve any disputes. If your loved one dies, you may wonder whether probate is necessary for your situation.
In Washington State, some estates must go through the probate process and some
Construction liens are an important part of Seattle real estate law and other high-growth areas of Western Washington. The lien, also called a “mechanic’s lien,” represents a pre-judicial claim against title, and the owner of the land on whom the lien is recorded cannot sell the property or obtain a loan thereon until the lien is satisfied, removed, or otherwise accommodated.
The Effect of a Construction Lien. Under RCW 60.04.021, “any person furnishing labor, professional services, materials,