Estate Planning Attorneys in Redmond, WA

     

    The federal and state laws governing trusts and estate planning are increasingly complex. The attorneys at Leos & Gilkerson, PLLC have over 40 years of estate planning experience. Our goal is to provide each client with individualized and comprehensive estate planning that fits their needs. Proper estate planning can prevent your loved ones from having to deal with difficult situations and may save your family thousands of dollars in taxes. 

    Services

    Working closely with an experienced estate planning attorney is essential to ensuring that your estate planning goals, including financial and final healthcare wishes, are carried out properly. Whether you want to draft a Will, create a trust, set up a power of attorney, or complete a comprehensive estate plan, having an attorney by your side is invaluable. An attorney can also help you anticipate and avoid negative tax implications. Some of the services we provide include:

     

     

    We can assist you with preparing and executing all necessary documents while taking proactive steps to reduce your tax burden. Some examples of documents we prepare include: 

     

    • Last Will & Testament (“Will”): A Will is the document in which you decide the disposition of your assets upon death and who will manage your estate. If you do not have a Will at the time of your death, the state can distribute your assets pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. 

    • Trusts: There are many types of trusts which serve various purposes. For example, placing property in a trust can avoid probate or hold assets for a young beneficiary you designate until he or she is old enough to manage the property. Trusts are also used for inheritance tax avoidance purposes.

    • Community Property Agreement: This is an agreement in which your spouse automatically receives all of your property and assets at the time of your death.

    • Durable Power of Attorney for Assets: This creates provisions for handling your financial affairs in the event that you become unable to make important financial decisions or communicate those decisions during life.

    • Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and a Healthcare Directive: The healthcare durable power of attorney creates provisions that authorize one or more individuals to make important healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to communicate your wishes. 

     

    We can assist you with preparing and executing all necessary documents while taking proactive steps to reduce your tax burden.

    We offer both hourly and flat fee estate planning. 

     

    Contact Leos & Gilkerson, PLLC  to discuss your estate planning needs. 

    425-885-4066