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Estate Planning Assistance For Every Stage Of Life

Estate planning is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family. Besides ensuring that your wealth gets passed down to your loved ones the way you wish with minimal delay or tax, a thoroughly customized estate plan can help you and your family protect your health and wealth during difficult times.

Whatever your age, income, marital status or the number of children you have, you can benefit from estate planning — and sound legal advice to help you take maximum advantage of what Washington State estate planning law has to offer. At Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C., we have served Tacoma’s estate planning needs since 2004. Our attorney, Leslie Bottimore, will answer your questions about estate planning, advise you on what you need to achieve your goals and handle the details on your behalf.

Legal Assistance For Everything Involving Estate Planning

Many people assume that estate planning is all about deciding how to pass along your assets after you die. That is an important part of it — but your estate plan can do much more. Among the key estate planning tools, there are:

  • Wills. Your will is the center of your estate plan. It names your heirs and what you want to bequeath them, as well as who you wish to serve as your estate’s personal representative when the time comes.
  • Trusts. A trust can help you control how and when beneficiaries enjoy your wealth. Assets placed into trust also avoid probate and estate taxes, making them useful tools for many people. Depending on your needs, there are many trust options, such as revocable living trusts.
  • Living wills. This document empowers you to continue making end-of-life medical decisions for yourself if an illness or injury ever leaves you mentally incompetent or unable to communicate with doctors. For example, you can explain in what situations you would want to be connected to a ventilator or feeding tube. The decisions are totally up to you, but we can help guide you through filling out your living will.
  • Powers of attorney. A power of attorney can make financial or medical decisions (or both) on your behalf if you are unable. Designating a trusted relative or friend as your power of attorney can help you trust that you and your family will be safe and financially secure no matter what.

We will discuss what you need out of your estate plan and craft a plan that meets your goals.

You Deserve An Excellent Estate Plan

You deserve an estate plan that gives you and your family peace of mind. Contact Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C. ,at 253-780-7622 to schedule an appointment. We also offer virtual meetings if you prefer.