Category: Estate Planning

While thinking about end-of-life issues can bring up a variety of feelings and anxieties, at Limitless Law PLLC, we prefer to think of estate planning as helping clients to take care of their families and property in the future through proper planning.

When to Trust?

In order to determine whether you need to utilize a trust as part of your estate plan, your attorney will also need some of the following information. While a trust is a common tool in other states, Washington probate is fairly straightforward and so a trust is usually not necessary unless some of the following [..]

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What is a Codicil?

A large part of the care and feeding of your estate plan is making sure that your will still reflects your desires for when you pass. If something changes that causes you to need to amend your will, you have two options. Your first option is you can make a completely new will. This would [..]

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You have a will, now what?

Congratulations, you have an estate plan!  Hopefully, you feel a sense of calm and confidence that only comes with knowing that you have something in place to help your family manage your affairs in case something happens to you. Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives (also known as Living Wills or Health Care Directives) [..]

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Choosing Your Personal Representative

A Personal Representative can be any individual who is sane, above the age of 18, and who is not a felon and has never been convicted of any crime “involving moral turpitude”. Crimes involving moral turpitude are crimes such as fraud and perjury, crimes that inherently involve lying and dishonesty. A Personal Representative can also [..]

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Your Digital Footprint and Your Estate Plan

In the age of computers, email, social media, and online banking not many of us are only keeping paper statements and records of passwords. Intellectual property rights to things like websites, online assets like bitcoin, and even are social media are part of your ‘Digital Assets’. If done correctly, your estate plan can help your [..]

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Limits of Advanced Health Planning

As medical science catches up to caring for both mind and body in equal measures, the law is firmly set in evaluating the two parts separately. As such even if you can physically sign, if you are mentally unfit or ‘lack capacity’ you will lack standing to make legal decisions. It also means that many [..]

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Divorce and Your Estate Plan

After divorce a large part of your life may change. This likely includes your estate plan. Often after divorce you may wish to change who you want to inherit from your estate. Engaging an attorney to update your estate plan so it reflects your new status or desires may be recommended. When your marriage is [..]

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Your Estate Planning Consult

In order to make sure your individual estate plan matches up to what you need it to do and what you want to happen after you pass your attorney will likely need you to provide a lot of information about you, your family, and who you want to make decisions on your behalf. Your attorney [..]

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The Myth of the $99 Will

Or why you really should work with an estate attorney Have you been searching online for information about wills and seen the ads for the $99 will? Have you thought, can it really be this easy and inexpensive? The old adage “If it’s too good to be true it probably is” applies here. A $99 [..]

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Is it time to update your estate plan?

How long has it been since you last reviewed your estate plan and any related documents? Never, you say? Then there’s a very good chance that it’s time to do so. But let’s back up just a bit. Do you have a will, power of attorney and/or an advanced medical directive? If not, read my [..]

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