Anna's practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration,... more
Anna's practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration, and trust and estate litigation matters. She enjoys working with a broad range of clients, from young families looking to secure their children’s future, to clients in need of sophisticated tax planning and litigation strategy. Anna graduated from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, and earned he... view profile
Heidi focuses on all aspects of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and... more
Heidi focuses on all aspects of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and estate and trust administration with an emphasis on personal planning for high net worth families and individuals. Heidi's practice also focuses on charitable planned giving for families and individuals and advising tax-exempt organizations with respect to incorporation, board structuring and education, federal and s... view profile
I am the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Three Rivers Law Center in Longview, WA.... more
I am the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Three Rivers Law Center in Longview, WA. Three Rivers Law Center is a nonprofit firm serving all income levels (based upon a sliding scale). My practice areas: Estate planning Companion Animal Trusts Special Needs Trusts Adoption Guardianship Elder law Guardian ad Litem (Title 26) Our firm's other practice areas: Peaceful dissolution of marr... view profile
I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle... more
I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. My practice focuses primarily on estate and tax planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements and succession planning and business transactions. I also co-founded and partnered a local tax... view profile
Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984, Sheila Ridgway has... more
Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984, Sheila Ridgway has concentrated her practice in litigation and the mediation of trust, estate, elder abuse, and guardianship matters. Sheila has served as Chair of the KCBA Probate Litigation and Ethics seminar since 1998, has spoken at many WSBA and KCBA legal seminars on estate and trust litigation and probate, and is an appointe... view profile
I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had... more
I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had the opportunity to help two families protect long held real estate from the costs of long term care for one of the patriarchs. Since then my practice, and now my firm, have developed into a practice exclusively focused on elder law.
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.