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 have an estate plan. An estate plan is for everyone; basically, an ‘estate plan’ is a set of legal documents that will give you maximum control over what happens to your family and your assets – and that 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 incapacitation.

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. To achieve these ends, Megan will work with you to establish a clear plan for distributing your assets, and ensuring that your wishes are followed, including coordination of retirement benefits, legacy or charitable bequests planning.

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

 

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Seattle, WA 98109

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