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Putting An Estate Plan In Place To Protect Your Loved Ones

A comprehensive estate plan is something that every adult should have. However, estate planning is something that most people don’t like to talk about. Much like taxes, death is inevitable. What you leave behind and who you leave it to may seem like a simple process, but there are many layers to consider when putting together a plan for the distribution of your accumulated wealth and belongings.

At Rehmke Andreve, PS, we work with clients throughout the Tacoma area to create customized, enforceable wills and other estate planning documents. Led by attorney Rachel Rolfs, who has considerable skill in estate law, our team is committed to helping our clients safeguard their loved ones’ futures through proactive estate planning measures.

Estate planning is the use of legal documents to explain who you want to inherit your wealth after you die and what each heir will receive. Most people understand this, but what you might not realize is that an estate plan can also protect you while you are alive. Finally, a smart estate plan can save your family considerable time and money after you die. Probate is costly and takes a lot of time, meaning your loved ones have to wait through months of legal proceedings before anything can be distributed. If you have holdings in multiple states, your beneficiaries will be forced to go through probate in each state. Putting your assets into appropriate Trust entities now can help eliminate the need for probate.

Assets – Trusts – Probate – Wills

We can take the complexity and confusion out of estate planning. One of our estate planning lawyers will listen carefully to your intentions and needs and tailor your plan accordingly. As an attorney, it is important that we personally understand what your goals and wishes are for your Estate. Do you have charitable intentions for any portion of your assets? Are there any education or support trusts that should be set up for children or grandchildren? What might an advanced directive look like if you become incapacitated? These are tough questions, but talking about them now gives most clients peace of mind, knowing that things are set up the way they intended.

We use every estate planning tool available in Washington State, including:

Drafting a simple will may seem like the best course of action, but life changes. Consider starting an estate plan now to cover the basics but know that this should be a work in progress. Your circumstances will always be changing, and you will want to be comfortable with a legal professional so you can work together on the best plan of action over the course of your life.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are ready to create an estate plan or update an existing one, Rehmke Andreve, PS, can serve you. Please schedule your initial consultation by calling our Fircrest office at 253-642-4541 or by using our contact form.