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Putting Your Loved Ones First In Estate Planning

The essential reason for an estate plan is to exercise control over the distribution of your property when you die, as well as manage your affairs while living, when you are unable to do so yourself. It can also involve making arrangements for the care of children in the event of your death.

At Gates' Law PLLC, we can help you figure out the best solution for you and your loved ones and assist you throughout the probate process. Our attorney has over 15 years of experience helping clients and is known for detail-oriented, compassionate service. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

We Can Find The Best Solutions For You

Estate planning is an important step in preventing chaos in the event of an untimely or timely death. Our attorneys in Tukwila are very knowledgeable about the applicable Washington laws surrounding this subject matter. We can assist you in figuring out the best solution for you, including:

  • Wills: A legal document that enables a decedent to appoint an executor to handle their property and affairs after their death. Without a valid will, the probate estate will be distributed according to a formula under Washington laws.
  • Power of attorney: Giving another party power of attorney allows them to make either financial or health care decisions in the event that you are ever unable to make them for yourself, such as after a debilitating event.
  • Health care directive: In a health care directive (living will), a person can set out wishes concerning what life-prolonging treatment should be provided or withheld if they become unable to communicate those wishes.
  • Trusts: A trust is a legal relationship among a trustor, a trustee, and one or more beneficiaries. After a person passes, the trustee becomes the legal owner of their property and has the duty to manage that property for the benefit of the beneficiary. There are a wide variety of trusts, including disability trusts, charity trusts and more.
  • In addition, if your loved one has recently passed away and you need legal assistance from an experienced attorney who can help you through every step of the probate process, call Gates' Law PLLC. We will do our best to ensure your loved one’s last wishes are carried out after they’ve passed on.

Call Today To Discuss Your Needs

Determining your estate plan can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. At Gates' Law PLLC, we work with you and your family to help you understand what options are available for you and how to use them. Even after you’ve created an estate plan, we can help you change or update it at any time. Call us today at 253-205-8878 or send us an email to schedule an appointment during which we can discuss your concerns and how to set your family up for success.