You accumulate a lot during a lifetime! Whether it's your great-grandma's serving platter, those shares of Google, the house you worked so hard to pay off, or the myriad of other items in between, chances are you have assets and liabilities that you will leave behind. If you die without doing any estate planning the State of Washington has a plan for your life's work, but most people prefer to have a say in these types of matters - which is why you need a plan in place.
Taking the time and effort to plan your estate has never been easier or more cost-effective, but the one-sized fits all approach of many website vendors isn’t necessarily in the best interest of you or your loved ones. Truthfully, an estate plan is as fluid as life itself, and as your life changes your goals may also change. That is why we believe estate planning is about developing a long-term partnership with our clients to ensure their goals and assets are always protected no matter what happens along life’s journey.
Estate planning looks different for everyone – these are the types of planning vehicles we advise our clients on:
- Lifetime wealth transfer through qualified personal residence trust
- Planned giving
- Premarital Agreements
- Post-marital Agreements
- Private Foundations
- Spousal Trusts
- Community Property Agreements
- Pet-nuptial Agreements
- Last Will & Testament
- Revocable and Irrevocable Trust Agreements
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Directives ("Living Will")
- Advanced Directive
- Charitable Trust
- Family Limited Partnership
- Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Planning
Transparency and easy billing practices are at the center of our business, because we think that constantly watching the clock gets in the way of a trusting and positive relationship. Evergreen Law Office believes that being effective advocates means keeping lines of communication open, so we answer brief questions and respond to emails without additional charges. We are available for coffee or a meeting at a location of your choice.
Evergreen Law Office offers flexible pricing and payment plans to suit each of our client’s specific goals and needs – including flat fees. We will always discuss pricing in detail, in advance.
Live your day as if it were your last - we just recommend you have an estate plan first. Trust us - your family will be grateful for that last gift.