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
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
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
Mr. Olver, a director with Betts, Patterson & Mines, is an experienced trial... more
Mr. Olver, a director with Betts, Patterson & Mines, is an experienced trial attorney with an emphasis on Estate/Medicaid planning; Elder Law problems including guardianships, trust and will disputes; and plaintiffâ€™s personal injury.
Focuses practice on estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney,... more
Focuses practice on estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and high net worth tax planning. Probate and trust administration. Advises individual and corporate fiduciaries in their roles as trustees and executors. Represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation. Admitted to practice in Washington State, the U.S. District Court for t... 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.