An estate planning lawyer is not just for the wealthy and elderly. You may need an estate planning lawyer if…..
You become a parent.
Parents want to make arrangements for the best life possible for their children if they die. Who do you want to care for your children? How can you guard against family struggles around custody that will further add to your child’s trauma? What financial arrangements will be best? Even if you have made the arrangements for existing children, return to your lawyer. The addition of another child calls for rethinking and talking with existing guardians.
You marry or plan to marry.
They say disagreement about finances is one of the leading causes of divorce. Making an appointment with an estate planning attorney gives you both a reason to talk through your ideas about handling finances with your spouse. In addition, you will look at how your financial plans dovetail and how they need changes.
You become single.
Losing a spouse requires that you reorganize your finances and make new plans. Not only is working with an estate planning lawyer good for your financial health, it also encourages you to look to the future.
You become ill.
We all know we need a durable power of attorney and medical power of attorney but how many of us take care of it when we are healthy? Whether you just having routine surgery or develop a chronic illness, use this as a sign to execute these important documents.
One of our estate planning attorneys is here for you.
Many of our estate planning clients are either elderly or wealthy, but many are neither. Estate planning attorneys are happy to talk with you about your needs, dreams, and plans. They then draw together the legal documents that best support you plans and wishes, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. A consultation is just $50. Call 360-876-9221 for an appointment at either our main Port Orchard office or the new Bainbridge Island office.