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.