will typically spend one hour with you at your initial consultation
in order to learn about your particular planning needs, goals, concerns,
current planning (if any), the types of assets you own and how you own
them, and the overall size of your taxable estate. Only after educating
myself about you am I in a position to educate you about the best options
and strategies for the implementation of your estate plan. Your initial
consultation is charged on an hourly basis.
is the procedure used by the courts to transfer the assets of a decendent
to those entitled to receive those assets, whether or not the deceased
person had a will. The general functions of probate are as follows:
To arrange for the payment of all of the decedent's proper debts and taxes to be paid from the assets of the estate. The probate court requires persons or entities who claim that the decedent owed them money (creditors) to present their claims to the representative of the estate or the court within a certain period of time. If these creditors fail to present their claims within a certain period of time, they may never collect those amounts.
Finally, to distribute the estate to the persons, trusts or charities who are entitled to receive the assets of the estate.
law is defined by the client to be served, as opposed to technical legal
distinctions. In other words, lawyers who practice elder law may have
varied responsibilities, but their specific clientele will predominantly
consist of seniors.
The appointment of a legal guardian is something that is not taken lightly by the court. The ward can be stripped of many decision-making powers. However, the legal guardian will be limited to only those decisions that will meet the level of the ward's incapacity. Some of these may include, but not be limited to:
most important thing you can do is to contact my office, so that I can
help you decide what options are best for you and the ones you care
Law Office of Kristin Lillquist Reeder, PLLC
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Bellevue, WA 98005
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