Wills & Power of Attorney

An important, and often overlooked, aspect of your families well-being is making sure that they are taken care of in the event of your death or incapacitation. The failure to do simple estate planning such as creating a will or power of attorney can leave behind a trail of frustration and debt instead of the legacy that you have worked so hard for. We can help you to prepare for the future.

Washington State Wills Attorney

Wills Attorney | MarysvilleIt’s important to use the services of a qualified, experienced attorney when preparing for the future of your legacy to protect against any problems that might arise from a lack of proper planning. Even though many people understand the importance of estate planning, many simply don’t follow through. Not being prepared can have devastating consequences for the life that you’ve built and those left behind. At the Law Offices of Linda Passey, we can help you with simple estate planning by working to create a viable Will and Power of Attorney.

Proper planning will help to:

  • Designate the family members and loved ones that you wish to receive your assets after your death.
  • Minimize taxes.
  • Reduce the time, costs and headache of probate court.
  • Outline your wishes regarding medical care in case you are incapacitated.
  • Reduce the time and legal hassles during distribution of property to those you’ve designated.
  • Appoint care for any minor children.

Simple Wills

Will is one of the most important things that you can do to protect your family and your assets. Having a valid will lets you decide how your estate will be distributed, who will care for any minor children, and who will handle the affairs of your estate. Having a will can help to avoid a lengthy probate period, minimize estate taxes and allow you to make gifts and donations. Dying without a will leaves the distribution of your estate completely in the hands of a probate court. Your legacy could end up in the possession of someone other than your intended successors.

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney document authorizes another person, or “agent,” to act in your behalf regarding business transactions or in the event that you are incapacitated. It’s important to execute a Medical Power of Attorney to ensure that you receive the kind of healthcare that you desire if you are unable to make those decisions. The Law Offices of Linda Passey can help you to create a directive to physicians or living will to outline your wishes on how a doctor should approach your treatment. Such issues as your desired quality of life or Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) are covered in such a document. Designating a durable power of attorney designates a “patient advocate” to help make those critical decisions as well.

Call (360) 653-6902 to speak with a qualified wills attorney and power of attorney lawyer. The Linda Passey Law Offices are here to help you protect the welfare of your family and the generations to come.

Linda Passey Law Offices