Tacoma Will and Estate Planning Lawyers
Our Tacoma Will and Estate Planning Lawyers Offer Decades of Combined Experience to Our Clients: Serving Washington Including Tacoma, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, University Place, Gig Harbor, and Lakewood Areas
Since 1977, our Tacoma will & estate planning attorneys have assisted hundreds of Washington clients to develop estate plans specific to their goals. We understand that each person’s needs are individualized, unique, and equally as important – regardless of estate size.
That is why our estate planning attorneys in Tacoma take the time to truly understand each and every one of our client’s goals and wishes. We understand this may be emotionally difficult, overwhelming, and scary. The good news is that meeting with legal counsel is the first step in achieving peace of mind for you and your family. You may be surprised that the process is not so scary after all; a good Tacoma estate planning lawyer will ensure that this is the case.
Planning your estate is much more than just protecting assets. We work with you to create a comprehensive plan to distribute your estate upon your death, as well as documents that set forth your wishes in the event that you are incapacitated. Whether drafting health care directives, simple wills, or complex trust documents, we pledge to work with you closely to craft a suitable plan.
Every estate – whether large, small, simple, or highly complex – needs a plan. Establishing a solid plan before bad things happen may substantially reduce the financial and legal burdens your loved ones face at a time when you are not there to help.
Our Tacoma will and estate planning lawyers are very aware that state and federal laws pertaining to the matter, estate taxes, and Medicaid planning are continually changing and evolving. We take particular effort and care to continue our education to ensure that we are current and up-to-date on the trends, laws, and regulations – all of which we impart to our clients’ needs.
Crafting estate plans based on outdated or incorrect legal assumptions is a recipe for disaster, and it may be your loved ones who are left to deal with the mess after you are gone. Make sure your Tacoma estate planning law firm specializes in the field and has significant experience creating the type of plan you seek.
What is included in “estate planning?”
There are many different legal mechanisms available for what generally is referred to as estate planning. The type of documents and the overall plan that is right for you will depend on a number of factors, such as your wishes and goals, the size and nature of your estate, whether you have minor children, and the type and nature of your intended beneficiaries.
Some of the tools that we routinely develop for our clients include the following:
- Trusts (including revocable, irrevocable, special needs trusts, and more)
- Health care directives (including living wills, health care powers of attorney, etc.)
- Durable general powers of attorney
- Medicaid and long-term care planning (including estate preservation)
These are only some of the legal devices we can use to craft the best comprehensive estate plan that fulfills your goals and protects your surviving loved ones according to your wishes.
What You Can Expect from Our Tacoma Will and Estate Planning Law Firm
Our law firm is proud to provide clients with extremely high-quality legal services in estate planning, probate, and trust services.
Individual Attention. We personally work with you from start to finish, promptly responding to your questions and concerns. Whether we provide legal advice regarding high net worth estates and multi-generational transfer tax planning, or whether we provide counsel to clients regarding estate planning strategies designed to eliminate in-family fighting, we are committed to ensuring any estate plan will function as intended.
Experience and Understanding. Our Tacoma lawyers have significant experience developing both simple and sophisticated strategies that meet our clients’ goals.
Collaborative Approach. We work in a collaborative environment, with attorneys working together to find solutions.
Contact Our Estate Planning Attorneys Today
Whatever your needs, you want an attorney who is committed to your goals, educated in the law, and experienced in your specific type of situation. You need and deserve meaningful and efficient results. Through hard work, dedication, and commitment, we pledge to provide you with exceptional professional service.