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Estate Planning For Everyone At All Stages Of Life

For the sake of your family, your business and your peace of mind, please do not put off the essential job of creating or updating a valid, comprehensive estate plan. At Cisneros Wheat Legal PLLC, we have helped many clients align their overall financial goals spanning their lifetimes and beyond through well-crafted estate plans designed to ensure the carrying out of their wishes.

In fact, we often say that estate planning is one of the greatest legal bargains available, even though most of the benefits will be realized after each of us has left things to the next generation. A well-crafted will and/or one or more well-managed trusts can safeguard your legacy and help your beneficiaries save time, money and anguish.

Learn About Estate Planning Through Life Experience Or Through Personalized Legal Counsel

If you have been through the settling of a loved one’s estate or waited patiently for a business partner’s estate to be settled, you can appreciate the value of a well-thought-out estate plan. Even if you have not been through such an experience yet, you can learn what estate planning can do for you and your family in a conversation with an experienced attorney about the following areas:

  • Basic estate plans, including wills, health care directives and powers of attorney
  • More complex estate plans, including specialized trusts
  • Estate plans that dovetail with business succession planning to prepare to pass on businesses to the next generation in a deliberate, well-structured manner
  • The Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA) and how it could affect disputes over your assets

Our attorneys’ experience with probate and estate litigation has given them deep insights into ways to prevent legal challenges, such as will contests and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Find out how to protect your estate from challenges to your intentions for the distribution of your assets after your death.

Not All Estate Planning Is About What Happens After Death

Estate planning is not only about wills, trusts and the passing on of your assets after you die. It can also mean giving chosen agents the ability to make health care decisions on your behalf and/or manage your financial affairs if you become incapacitated. Learn about the different types of powers of attorney that can cover the most important “what if?” questions about your health and material assets.

Discuss your estate planning goals with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact our Seattle law offices by phone at 206-866-0816 or by email.