At Olympic Legal, we focus on your peace of mind. While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones of the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs in case of death or disability.
A good estate plan consists of several parts, including: a will, power of attorney, a living will or health care directive, and, sometimes, a trust. The estate planning process allows you to determine which tools are best for your specific values, goals and concerns.
For many clients, the fiduciary selection process is an afterthought in the overall estate plan. We take time to explore the important questions about selecting attorneys-in-fact, personal representatives, trustees, and other fiduciaries, as well as the minefield of electing co-fiduciaries, and the pros and cons of professional fiduciaries.
Because estate planning is strongly affected by frequently complex federal and state laws, it is important to obtain professional advice rather than a place the future of what you cherish on the pages of a questionable form. Consider creating an estate plan or reviewing an existing one with an attorney if any of the following circumstances are present:
Plan for your future, protect what you have earned, and provide for your loved ones by calling us at 360.630.3635.