Dawn over Glacier Lake, Rachel Zerrell © 2016
WE DO ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE
With a Will or a Trust, you can designate who will inherit your belongings, financial assets, and property, and to choose who will make sure your wishes are carried out. You can also use a Will to choose who will serve as guardian for your children if both you and your spouse have passed away. Also, a proper will can help reduce or eliminate federal and Washington estate taxes.
It is also a good idea to plan for the possibility that you will become incapacitated, unable to manage your financial affairs or make medical decisions. This is where durable powers of attorney and health care directives (a/k/a "living wills") come into play.
We will help you sort through these issues and choices and prepare the appropriate legal documents.
Estate planning is only half of the process. The other half is making sure the estate plan is carried out. We can help you accomplish this. If a probate is helpful or necessary, we can do the legal work needed to make it happen.
We are also experienced in handling the disputes among heirs that sometimes arise after death.