Professional, Knowledgeable Washington Attorneys
An effective estate plan, executed with care and precision, gives the testator control over the way the assets are distributed. It is critical to plan one’s estate with an experienced, skilled lawyer to avoid mistakes in the drafting that could have negative consequences.
Clients in the Tri-Cities area of Washington who want their estate plan handled by experienced professionals hire Kuffel, Hultgrenn, Klashke, Shea & Ellerd, LLP. Serving clients in Pasco, Richland and Kenewick, our Pasco estate planning lawyers focus on perfecting every detail in our clients’ estate plans. We make sure we draft estate planning documents for our clients that will avoid civil litigation in probate, will consider estate tax issues, and will pass on their wealth exactly as they wish.
The Essentials of an Effective Estate Plan
There are a few documents that are essential to almost any comprehensive estate plan:
- Wills and trusts: These are the most basic estate planning documents, determining how a testator’s wealth and property will be distributed considering tax implications.
- Power of Attorney: These are documents that give someone else authority and direction for handling the financial affairs of the testator in the event that the testator cannot handle these matters alone and providing authority to give consent to medical treatment.
- Health Care Directive: This gives direction to doctors and family in the event that the testator cannot communicate his or her wishes when facing a terminal illness.
- Family law documents: A guardianship gives a third party, designated by the testator, the authority to care for the needs of the testator’s child in the event of an illness or death. A prenuptial agreement establishes how the assets will be distributed in the event of a divorce or death.
Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to learn about each client’s specific goals and needs and use the appropriate estate planning documents and techniques to give each client the most effective and accurate estate plan possible.
Contact Washington Estate Planning Lawyers
Our attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience with estate planning matters. Either call our Tri-Cities, Washington law firm office or contact us online.
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