Get The Right Documents In Place For Your Estate

Effective estate planning starts with being clear about your goals and intentions. That's where we'll start in guiding you through the process — engaging you in candid conversation about what you want for you and your family.

The next step is equally important: translating those intentions into the right legal documents.

At JRC Practice PLLC, in Seattle, we know how to guide you carefully in making the right steps. Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation.

What Documents Do You Need?

You've probably heard that you should have a will, but may not be sure why.

The truth is that you could opt for a living trust, also known as revocable living trust (RLT). A RLT allows you to transfer some or all of your assets now, rather than waiting until you die. This may enable your heirs to avoid the (notoriously time-consuming and expensive) probate process.

But a will or revocable living trust isn't the only document you need to make good estate planning decisions. You should also have two other documents:

  • Heath care directive — Also known as an advance directive or living will, this document sets out your wishes regarding the medical care you wish to receive, if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.
  • Durable power of attorney for health care — Also called a health care proxy, this document designates someone to make medical decisions on your behalf, if you are unable to do so.

The decisions that are reflected in these documents are inevitably quite sensitive and highly personal. Our law firm stands ready to assist you with integrity and insight as you move forward into the future.

Taking Action That Makes Sense

Contact our Washington law firm at any time to schedule a confidential consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer. Call 206-395-5952 or, if you prefer, complete the online form.