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September 2016 Archives

Making sure a will is almost incontestable

When a Kent area resident goes through the process of making a will, they do it believing that their will will hold up after their death. Most of the time this is what happens, but occasionally someone will contest a will, can which put a deceased person's final wishes at risk.

Estate planning and trust funds

Many Kent area residents have worked out their estate plan or are interested in creating an estate plan tailored to their own unique family. For many families, including children or grandchildren, an estate plan is one of the most important parts of preparing for the future. Setting up a trust fund is one way to transfer assets to children.

Couples who are not married may need estate planning as well

The growing trend in the Kent area and across the United States is for couples to live together and not necessarily get married. Cohabitation with a partner rose 25 percent between 2000 and 2010. In these situations, estate planning, such as a will, is important.

Estate planning in families requires good communication

When a Kent area family determines they need to start working on an estate plan, it can seem like an overwhelming task. Depending on a family's needs, there may be many different documents that need to be created. Each family situation is different, but it is important to communicate within the family about what is decided so that no one feels left out. Estate planning is also important in making sure when a person dies, the person's loved ones know what the loved one wanted down and how to go about doing it.

What is a guardianship for the disabled?

When a family in King County, Wahsington, has a loved one that suffers from a severe mental or physical disability, there are many different legal issues that need to be arranged. A family knows how difficult it can be to take care of a loved one in this state and how vulnerable these children can be. But guardianships may also be necessary for adults who have, for example, been in a serious accident and are no longer able to make decisions on their own.

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