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TOP 10 QUESTIONS:  PROBATE

What is Probate? Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets and paying off debts after that person passes away. How long is probate? Washington has one of the shortest and simplest probate processes in the country, and it typically only lasts 4-6...

Tips for Choosing Beneficiaries

Choosing beneficiaries to receive significant sums of money from life insurance, pensions, IRAs, and others is an important decision. Here are some factors to consider when deciding who should be your beneficiaries: Choose someone you trust enough to give a...

Check out my Spotlight Interview on Thumbtack.com!

I’ve been interviewed on Thumbtack.com.  Here’s a link to the interview:  Estate Planning Attorney interview.   See below for information about me on Avvo.com. Lawyer Bryana Cross Bean | Featured Attorney Real Estate Lawyer Bryana Cross Bean | Featured...

Estate Planning 101

When many people think of Estate Planning, they think of either the elderly or the wealthy.  In fact, all people need Estate Planning.  “Estate” simply refers to anything you own or rent, any checking/savings accounts, etc., so everyone has an estate.  In...