Services We Provide
Our practice focuses on matters related to real estate, estate planning, probate and elder law.
We assist clients with buying, selling, maintaining, protecting, and financing real property. Specific examples of what we do include: advise on the practicality of using a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to hold property, draft a lease or Purchase and Sale Agreement, determine if there is an oil tank issue and what to do about it, advise on suitability of a reverse mortgage, resolve conflict with neighboring property owners before escalating to litigation, draft a Promissory Note and Deed of Trust for a transaction with Seller Financing, and advise on pursuing a short sale or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. Read more about Real Estate.
Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, etc.)
We handle estate planning for individuals and couples of all ages and orientation. Our planning ranges from simple to complex and can include provisions for minor and disabled beneficiaries, if required. We also work with clients to tailor plans to minimize or eliminate estate taxes. Read more about Estate Planning.
We assist with estate administrations from the very simple to the more complex. Generally we do not handle contested estates, unless parties are willing to consider alternative methods of resolving disputes, such as mediation. Read more about Probate.
Elder law can encompass several of the above areas of law, as well as issues of Medicaid planning and other placement and cost-of-care issues for elderly clients or elderly family members of clients. We work with families to encourage cooperation and facilitate smooth administration when an elderly person is dealing with capacity issues. We can also draft documents to prepare for incapacity and facilitate enforcement of those documents after incapacity. Read more about Elder Law.
***LEGAL DISCLAIMER*** All of the discussion and information provided on this website are a general statement of the laws of the State of Washington which may or may not be similar to the laws of any other state. The information does not constitute legal advice for any reader or any particular situation and should not be used as a substitute for meeting with an attorney.