Our practice is an interdisciplinary, counseling-oriented practice offering a full... more
Our practice is an interdisciplinary, counseling-oriented practice offering a full range of estate, business, asset protection and charitable planning services that accomplish client goals. Solutions we provide include trusts, wills, LLCs and partnerships, estate & gift tax planning, estate & gift tax audits, asset protection, business planning and succession plans, and charitable plans. ... view profile
I've written a book entitled, "Smart Estate Planning in Washington--What You Really... more
I've written a book entitled, "Smart Estate Planning in Washington--What You Really Need to Know." For more information, you can preview it at www.waltar.com Mr. Waltar was born in Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in eastern Washington. He moved to Seattle in 1980 to attend college where he graduated from Seattle Pacific University, cum laude, earning dual degrees in English Literature an... view profile
I am conscientious and endeavor to give my clients the most appropriate advice and... more
I am conscientious and endeavor to give my clients the most appropriate advice and counsel at all times. I try to provide clients thoughtful practical solutions on the most cost-effective basis possible. I am also an avid hiker, naturalist and conservationist, having grown up in the Scouts, the Sierra Club, The Mountaineers, and the Audubon Society. When I'm not working, I spend almost a... 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.