Cle Elum, Washington Estate Planning Lawyers
With their law degrees under their belt, Josh and his wife, Sarah, began their...
Some of the routine matters we handle include, wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, health care...
Shane is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and military veteran. He grew up in Snohomish County and attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Honors College and president of a fraternity. Shortly after graduating from WSU, he attended Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as...
Lisa began her professional career as a journalist. She was an award-winning reporter for The News Tribune. In 2005 she decided to move from writing about people’s problems to helping solve them. She commuted from Tacoma to the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and graduated in 2008.
Lisa is a Trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County...
Seattle, WA 98133
University of Washington School of Law, University of Montana School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Litigation- As an attorney with over 20 years experience, Bruce Pruitt-Hamm has been awarded the highest rating by the national lawyer-rating service, Avvo.com. Since graduating in 1994 from the University of Washington School of Law near the top of his class, he has litigated over one thousand cases in a wide variety of areas of the law. Bruce volunteers for the Washington State Bar Association’s “Moderate Means Program“, offering reduced rates to people of moderate means. Bruce’s standard rate is $280/hr.; but he offers discounts for those on legal insurance...
Eileen has also served as Chair of the Guardianship Task Force for WSBA Elder Law Section from 2007-2013 and was the recipient of the WSBA Elder Law Exceptional Service Award in 2009. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on a wide range of topics including elder law, guardianship,...
Bellevue, WA 98004
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
“A Lawyer you can talk to.”
Practicing Law in Everett and Snohomish, WA
I graduated law school in 2003 in St. Louis, MO and opened my own firm, where I focused on personal bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), debtor defense/consumer law, and estate planning, including wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys and probate matters. I had a very successful law firm for over 10 years in St. Louis, prior to moving to Washington.
My family and I moved to Snohomish in September 2013. For several years, I stayed at home with my young children and was extremely active in non-profit work...
On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer. After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.
Julie enjoys her practice because it offers her the opportunity to interact personally with her clients as she learns their life stories and collaborates with them to develop effective strategies for securing their future. She...
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Southwestern University School of Law
Christian Legal Society
Construction Law Section, WSBA
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section of WSBA
Past director on the Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar. Past Member of the Continuing Legal Education Sub-Committee.
Past member of the Consumer Protection Committee of the WSBA which deals with the unauthorized practice of law by non-attorneys. Past member of the board of directors of the Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council.
Publications include the Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook - Volume 4, Chapter 2 on the Statute of Frauds; Continuing Legal Education-Commercial Leasing; Continuing Legal Education-Seller Financing with...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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