Estate Planning Attorney in Vancouver, Washington
What is estate planning? Estate planning is the process of arranging for the disposal of an estate during ones lifetime. 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:
- Wills & Trusts
- Beneficiary designations
- Powers of appointment
- Property ownership (joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, tenancy in common, tenancy by the entirety)
- Powers of attorney, specifically the durable financial power of attorney and the durable medical power of attorney
Vancouver, WA Will & Trust Lawyers
Our estate planning attorneys can help you create an estate plan to secure and transfer your assets to your loved ones. Our estate planning lawyers can also help you with incapacity protection. There are many different issues that can arise when planning your estate. Some of the things to consider when creating an estate plan are guardianship for minor children or disabled adults, advanced medical directives, powers of attorney, personal representatives, formation of a will, and the types of trusts available to you. We will help plan your estate around your wishes and the needs of your family.
Vancouver, WA Probate Attorneys
One of the first things to consider when planning your estate is if you would like to avoid probate. If you want to avoid probate, our attorneys can advise you on how to best protect your assets and avoid probate. If probate avoidance is not something you need or is not in your best interest, our estate planning attorneys can help with the probate process.
Vancouver, WA Estate Planning Attorneys
Our experienced estate planning lawyers can provide legal counsel throughout Washington and Oregon. Our law firm is located in downtown Vancouver, WA and we serve clients through out Washington and Oregon. If you require the services of an experienced estate planning attorney in Vancouver, WA or other areas of Washington or Oregon, please contact our law firm today.