Marcia chairs Graham Dunn's Wealth Management Team and is a former member of the... more
Marcia chairs Graham Dunn's Wealth Management Team and is a former member of the firms Board of Directors. She has over 25 years of experience counseling individuals about wealth transfer and succession planning, including estate planning and administration, probate, trusts and related tax matters. Marcia is a frequent speaker at professional and community conferences about estate plann... view profile
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
Kameron L. Kirkevolds practice focuses on elder law and trust litigation arising out... more
Kameron L. Kirkevolds practice focuses on elder law and trust litigation arising out of trust, probate and guardianship matters. He joined Helsell Fetterman in 2010 after two years as an associate in his fathers firm of Kirkevold Law Offices, Inc. In addition to trust and estate planning, Kameron works with individuals and families dealing with simple and complex disputes arising out of Trust... view profile
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.