Estate Planning

When is guardianship the best option?

As people get older, there is a chance that they will no longer be able to care for themselves or take care of their finances the way that they used to. According to the Washington State Council on Aging, guardianship is an option when an adult has significant trouble...

How can you protect your child with an estate plan?

You know that you're getting older, and you're expecting your first child. You've never felt like it was very important to put together a will or to have a good estate plan when you were single or even when you only had a spouse. Today, you realize that having a good...

Is it time to start your estate plan? Learn more

Estate planning is something that you need to do as you get older. It's a way of protecting your assets and protecting your beneficiaries. It's a way to guarantee that your wishes are carried out if you can't state them yourself, either due to disability or because of...

Consider gifting your assets to help your estate

As you grow older and collect more assets, you may feel it's time to start setting up an estate plan and to choose your beneficiaries. If you have beneficiaries in mind, then it's a good time to talk about how you'd like to pass on those assets. There are a few ways...

Set up advanced directives to assert your wishes

Out of all the items you want to have in your estate plan, one of the most important is your health care directive. An advance directive, also known as a health care directive, is a written document that tells others your health care wishes if you are unable to...

An estate plan can help protect you: Set one up easily

One of the biggest questions surrounding estate planning is, "Do I really need one?" It's normal to ask this, especially when you start thinking about everything an estate plan could include. If you don't have a large family or many assets, you may think that an...

Set up your estate plan today and avoid procrastinating

It isn't always fun to sit down and think about growing older, becoming impaired or passing away. It can be frustrating and fill you with anxiety to think of everything you'd have to take care of legally before that occurs. It's important to put your estate plan into...

Don’t make these 2 major estate planning mistakes

There are many mistakes that can be made when building a solid estate plan, which is why it's advisable to work with an attorney. Even if you think you've done everything right, a small slip-up could threaten your entire estate, so it's worth having someone with legal...

3 reasons to set up your estate plan now

Estate planning is essential, yet many people don't start estate planning until they're older. Some never do. Many people believe that they don't need estate plans because they don't have significant assets. Others just put it off until it's too late. There are many...

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