For married couples in the state of Washington there are many estate planning options. One option available for married couples and domestic partners is a community property agreement.
In Washington, married couples and domestic partners have the option to set up a community property agreement. A community property agreement can be a helpful estate planning tool. A CPA is unique from a will or a prenuptial agreement. It can greatly simplify estate planning for couples by automatically transferring all assets from a spouse who passed away to the surviving spouse. This allows the surviving spouse to avoid probate.