Island County, Washington Estate Planning Lawyers
A graduate of the University of Washington's Tax Law LL.M program, Mr. Nusz has extensively studied...
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...
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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