Comprehensive Estate Plans That Prepare Families For The Future

probateEstate planning is not something that most people want to talk about. But you should ask yourself some important questions about your future: Have you been putting off the task of making a will? Have you gone through a divorce or change in relationship that requires a new will or durable power of attorney? Are you in a second marriage and must consider how to balance the interests of your children and your stepchildren after your death? Is a trust, the right way to hold your assets? Are you ready to consider your legacy?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to talk to an experienced attorney about estate planning. Mark A. Brown has been helping Washington families prepare for the future for over three decades. Mark provides the right level of estate planning for your particular situation in a cost-effective manner that does not compromise quality.

Protecting And Preserving Your Legacy

There are many different items that go into estate planning. When you meet with Mark, he is going to discuss all of the issues that you need to evaluate when you create your plan for the future. Mark will provide you clear and focused counsel regarding the potentially emotional aspects of planning for disability and death, family dynamics, legacy planning, and charitable giving.

Depending upon your needs, Mark is able to counsel you and prepare any of the following
documents:

  • Wills that direct how your property should be passed down
  • Powers of attorney, including durable powers of attorney for health care or asset management
  • Directives to physicians (living wills) that discuss the end of life medical care you should receive
  • HIPAA authorizations that allow access to your medical records
  • Documents that create trusts, including revocable living trusts, intervivos trusts and testamentary trusts

Additionally, if you have recently lost a loved one and need to probate an estate, Mark is able to assist you with these tasks as well. Many Seattle families have relied upon Mark to serve as their trusted counsel when they have legal questions.

This is not an easy thing to think about. But this is not making plans to die. This is preparing your family to be ready for the future. If you take the time to discuss your estate plan with our lawyer, you can feel confident that you are doing everything you can to help your family deal with a very difficult situation.

Create The Right Plan For You

Remember, estate planning is more than just passing along your assets. There are many different items that need to be carefully considered before you can be sure that you and your family are ready for whatever happens. To speak to us about your estate planning needs, please call our firm at 206-686-4466 or send us an email.