Estate Planning Vancouver WA

Estate Planning is an Important Part of a Person’s Life.

Estate planning is the process of arranging for the distribution of your estate during your lifetime to avoid misunderstandings later. The goal of estate planning is to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of an estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in the event of incapacity.

Estate planning typically involves the following:

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  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Community Property Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Probate of Estates
  • Guardianships

Will and Trust Attorney in Vancouver, WA

With professional counseling we can help you create an estate plan to secure and transfer your assets as you wish.  We can also help you with incapacity protection and steps to be taken after a breakup.  There are many different issues that can arise when planning the distribution of your estate.  Some things to consider when creating an estate plan are as follows:

  • Personal Representatives
  • Types of trusts available to you
  • Agents involved in powers of attorney
  • Advanced medical directives for a variety of circumstances
  • Possible guardianship for a minor child or disabled adult

We will help plan your estate around your wishes and the needs of your family.

Probate Attorney in Vancouver, WA

One thing to consider when planning the eventual distribution of your estate is if you would like to avoid the probate process.  If you want to avoid probate, we can advise you on how to best protect your assets.  If  avoiding probate is not something you need or in your best interest, we can help with the probate process.

Estate Planning Attorney in Vancouver, WA

If you require the services of an experienced estate planning attorney in Vancouver, WA or other areas of SW Washington, please contact our law firm today.  After your Health Care Directive has been prepared, consider registering it with the U.S. Living Will Registry so that your choices will be available to health care providers and your family wherever and whenever needed.

LAW OFFICE OF LINDA STAPLES PLLC
10000 NE 7th Ave, Suite 400
Vancouver, WA 98685
Office: 360-694-9309
Fax: 360-542-9509
linda@stapleslawoffice.com

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