About Washington State Probate
Wa-Probate was originally formed by famed attorney, Richard Wills. Working primarily out of Seattle, Mr. Wills has long been recognized as an expert in the area of probate law and estate planning. In the early 2000s, Mr. Wills saw an opportunity with the burgeoning growth of the Internet to provide an online and openly accessible website to help people with their probate needs. He established Wa-Probate as a simple and accessible hub of probate information and legal forms for those in need of probate assistance in Washington state. In 2012, Mr. Wills changed his career path, stepping away from the every day practice of law. While some of the Wa-Probate content was still used by King County’s law library, the long-term future of the website itself was murky.
From 2012 to 2014, Wa-Probate.com essentially lay dormant. Attorneys at Dickson Frohlich (a staple for real estate, probate, and estate planning law in the Pacific Northwest) had been a long time fan of Wa-Probate for its ease-of-use and accessibility when it came to probate documents and unique probate questions. Partners from Dickson Frohlich approached Mr. Wills in 2014 regarding the then-dormant website with the goal of purchasing the rights to Wa-Probate. Their goal was to not only continue the website’s proud tradition a providing value to the public, but also serve as a steward to help develop it as a leading resource for those in need of probate advice for years to come. Today, Dickson Frohlich is happy to offer Wa-Probate as a free resource for the public.