Monday, February 22, 2016

Estate Planning Is for Everyone.

Much as we might not wish to think about our own mortality, each of us will die at some point.  Did you think that estate planning was designed for people like Bill Gates or Paul Allen?  Of course it isn’t just for the very wealthy.  A modest or mid-sized estate is just as important to the people who own it and benefit from it.  Now is the time to get serious about building an effective plan for the disposition of your estate following your death.
Estate planning may involve a variety of issues such as the drafting of a simple will.  Also to be considered are contingent trusts for minor children and the appointment of guardians for them.  If someone has special needs, a trust will for the support of disabled persons may be required.  And how about living trusts for persons who need assistance in managing their assets or who own property in states other than Washington?  Estate planning may also include powers of attorney for financial management and healthcare in the event of a disability and directives to physicians if you should at some point be in a permanent vegetative state and unable to express your wishes for termination of life support.

Dispensing a lifetime of accumulated possessions should be one of your top priorities.  Attorney Lyle M. Clark has been helping people with estate planning in the Seattle area for more than 35 years.  He understands every nuance of the process to give you the peace of mind that you deserve.  Contact Lyle Clark today at (425) 452-3092 and make an appointment to discuss your estate at his Bellevue office.

Monday, February 1, 2016

What are my Spousal Support Options?

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage and not the end of your obligation to your former spouse.  In most divorce cases one partner is more financially viable than the other.  Because of this the less well-off partner is entitled to equitable financial compensation to help them cope financially with their new post-divorce lifestyle.

Spousal support is established to recognize one individual’s support given during the union even though it was not an equal sharing of expenses.  Alimony, by the way is available ONLY to those that have been legally married.  You may anticipate that the court will award financial assistance based on factors such as the duration of the marriage, each person's earning capacity, contribution to household or career, and physical health of the recipient.

How does spousal support effect you in the state of Washington?  Hear the facts from someone who has represented divorcees in the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett area for nearly 35 years.  That man is Attorney Lyle M. Clark.  Do not hesitate another minute call Attorney Clark at (425) 452-3092 and make an appointment to visit him at his office located at 40 Lake Bellevue Suite 100 in Bellevue WA.