Seattle Estate Planning And Probate Lawyer
When it comes to ensuring the financial security of loved ones and planning ahead, the biggest mistake people make is failing to put a plan in place. At the office of Kenneth F. Bromet, Attorney at Law, I provide my clients the reassurance of knowing they have all of the proper estate planning documents in place in the event they become incapacitated or die.
I make comprehensive estate planning painless and affordable. I also assist individuals with estate administration and guide executors through the probate process. Probate is the court process that may be required to transfer assets into the possession of the named heirs after someone dies.
Marriage, divorce, the birth of children or grandchildren and other life changes require regular reassessment of estate plans to ensure they achieve your objectives. I can review an existing estate plan and make any necessary modifications.
I can create an estate plan that is as simple or complex as you desire. Using wills, trusts and other estate planning tools, I will ensure that your wishes are clear regarding distribution of your assets following death.
Establishing durable power of attorney and designating a health care proxy allows you to name someone who can make legal and health care decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. A living will spells out your wishes regarding what life-sustaining medical treatments you want or don’t want in the event that you suffer a permanent illness or you are in a vegetative state.
Washington Probate Attorney
Probate is the court-supervised administration of a decedent’s estate. The person who is designated by the deceased to handle the process is known as the executor. An executor pays the deceased’s taxes and debts and distributes the remaining assets according to a will and other estate documents.
Probate in Washington state takes less than one year and is relatively inexpensive. I can give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of costs during a free consultation.
There is no “right time” to complete an estate plan, there is only a wrong time — when it is too late. Don’t procrastinate any longer. Email me to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Seattle estate planning lawyer who can help you clarify your needs and put a comprehensive plan in place.