Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney


Why You Are Wise to Have a Plan: The birth or adoption of a child, marriage, separation, planning for retirement, or vacation away from the kids are just some of the reasons people choose to make an estate plan. An estate plan is for everyone – it is a set of legal documents that give you control over what happens to your family and your assets. The process will give you peace of mind that you and your loved ones will receive proper care and assistance in the event of your death or incapacity.

Every family and individual can benefit from planning for the disposition of their property using a variety of legal tools; including wills, and trusts. Families with minor children should have legal documents in place that appoint a guardian and create a children’s trust to care for their children’s needs.

End of Life Essentials:
Estate Planning is not only about what happens to your property upon your death. A health care directive and power of attorney can help you make your wishes regarding end-of-life medical treatment effective and designate trusted people to carry out your financial and health care decisions in the event that you are unable to do so yourself due to incapacity or disability.

Why You Can Rest Easy with an Estate Plan:
An estate plan attempts to eliminate uncertainties in the administration of one’s probate and end-of-life decisions as well as to maximize the value of an estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.

My Goal:
My goal is to educate you regarding the tools available for estate planning, and to help you put your plan in place.

Gebhardt Law Office, South Lake Union

1100 Dexter Ave. N., Ste. 100

Seattle, WA 98109 for mailing and client meeting address, or for more information



No Billable Hours.  Flat fees allow you to know what the bill will be ahead of time. If you are unsure which documents you will need, feel free to email me so we can discuss which documents you want and you can get a firm idea of cost.

Estate Planning Packages

  • Married Couple Basic Package, including Basic Wills, HCDs, and DPOAs: $1050
  • Individual Basic Package, including Basic Will, HCD, and DPOAs: $750
  • Married Couple with Children Package, including Wills with Children’s Trust, HCDs, and DPOAs: $1,350
  • Individual with Children Package, including Will with Children’s Trust, HCD, and DPOAs: $950
  • Married Couple with Tax Planning Package, including Wills with Disclaimer Trust, HCD, and DPOA’s: $1,350
  • Married Couple with Children and Tax Planning, including will with Children’s Trust and Disclaimer Trusts, HCD’s, and DPOA’s: $1,650

Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives (Living Wills)

  • Durable Power of Attorney for Financial and Medical: $175
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Financial: $150
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Medical: $100
  • Health Care Directive: $25


  • Basic Will (Individual): $550
  • Basic Wills (Married Couple): $700
  • Will with Children’s Trust (Individual): $800
  • Wills with Children’s Trust (Married Couple): $950
  • Wills with Disclaimer Trust (Married Couple): $950
  • Wills with Children’s Trust and Disclaimer Trust (Married): $1,300

Revocable Living Trusts and Misc.

  • Family Revocable Living Trust Package with supporting documents, HCD’s and DPOA’s for a married couple: $2,600 and up
  • Deed drafting and recording: $400
  • Review of Existing Estate Planning Documents (standalone): $200-$600
  • Codicil to Existing Will: $350
  • Certificate of Trust for existing trust: $350
  • Hourly Rate: $350