The Importance Of Having An Estate Plan

Estate plans exist to protect you, your beneficiaries and your assets. Reduce the stress of an unforeseen future by creating an estate plan to protect your property and those you love.

Our experienced attorneys at Better Plans in Seattle will work with you to understand your needs and goals so that we can develop an estate plan that works best for you.

Incorporating A Will Into Your Estate Plan

Due to the uncertainty of what life will bring, you should incorporate a will into your estate plan. A last will and testament ensures that your assets will go to the people you want to have them.

If you die without a will, the intestacy laws of Washington will determine who will receive your assets.

Incorporating A Trust Into Your Estate Plan

You may choose to create a trust to avoid probate, reduce taxes and place conditions on the assets you will want distributed after your death.

Health Care Directives And Power Of Attorney

Estate planning is not limited to planning for death, but also for incapacitation. Health care directives and powers of attorney grant decision-making authority to a trusted person if you are unable to communicate your wishes.

Updating Your Estate Plan

It is important to update your estate plan as significant life changes occur. For example, you should consider updating your plan if you get divorced or remarried or if one of your beneficiaries dies.

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