During urgent times that we live in today, I need a will to pass on assets to my spouse and children in the least litigation, taxation, probate, and other issues, to ensure the smoothest transfer of assets
Depending on the value of your estate, you may need to construct a combination of solutions including an ILET Trust. You will need an attorney who understands tax consequences and strategies for ensuring that your heirs receive the full value of your gifts.
Well, many of us are working now, and have been throughout the "lock down" of the last few months.
AVVO.com will have listings for such attorneys with contact information for you to use.
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Many attorneys are working with modified procedures during the shutdown. We have been preparing and executing estate plans with extra precautions in place to comply with the stay at home order. If you have a large estate (i.e. valued at over $2 million), you should look for an attorney who can discuss ways to structure your estate plan to minimize taxes. Attorneys are not permitted to solicit your business in response to your question. You can find an estate planning attorney in your area by contacting a specific attorney via telephone or direct message or by searching AVVO for estate planning in Lakewood or Pierce County.
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You proposed estate plan should include a Will, but also a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and optional Living Trust. You want to cover all of your bases. There are plenty of AVVO attorneys in Pierce County to help you with that task.
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