Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Probate law, wills, estate planning, and trusts need an attorney that for more than 24 years, has been the best probate attorney in Snohomish and Skagit County. We are located in Marysville WA, and work with Snohomish County, Skagit County, Island County and Everett WA. From transfer of power of attorney to paperwork related to wills, trusts, probate and estate planning, we make everything easier for you.

Probate, Estate Planning, and Wills Attorney

Snohomish County, Arlington and Marysville WA.

At Duce Law, we understand the difficulties and distress that follow the loss of a loved one. The emotional trauma is usually amplified by the stress that comes with the hassle of managing wills, estates, and trusts. Founded by a highly compassionate, caring, and credible wills, trusts and estates attorney Snohomish County, Duce Law is committed to make the process easier and convenient for you. We handle all the paper work involved including transfer of power of attorney and other legal hassle on your behalf. Call Today for a Free Phone Consultation: (360) 659-9210

Benefits of Estate Planning

Estate planning is an arrangement where assets are transferred to those you care for following a death.  Some of the benefits of estate planning include using a last will and testament to specify gifts for family members and loved ones after your death.  However, if arrangements are not made, the government can decide what happens to an estate, one's possessions, property and money.  This is why estate planning is so crucial and important for a family.

Wills

A will is the written instrument by which a person makes disposition of his estate to go into effect after his death. A will is important because if you do not have a will, the state will decide how your estate is distributed.

If you already have a will, make sure it is up-to-date and stored in a secure and accessible place. A will stored in a safe-deposit box in a deceased person's name is not available at their death.

Regular and Durable Power of Attorney

A regular Power of Attorney is the document by which one person authorizes another person to act on his behalf. The power of attorney can be broad enough to handle all legal and financial matters or can be limited to one or more specific activities. Those activities can be signing checks for mortgage and utility payments on only one checking account.

Giving someone power of attorney does not take away the person's ability to conduct his or her own affairs and is useful if your loved one wants to handle some of his or her legal and financial affairs. A regular power of attorney is revoked if the person becomes incapacitated.

A Durable Power of Attorney continues even if the person becomes incapacitated and will enable the caregiver or other individual with power of attorney to continue to take care of affairs on behalf of the loved one.

Living trusts

Living trusts are not for everyone, but before we get into detail, lets understand what a trust is. A Trust is a legal arrangement in which a person, or trustee, manages and controls property given by another person, grantor/trustor, for the benefit of a third person, beneficiary. There are many different kinds of trusts and many different uses for them. For more information and a detailed examination of Trusts and how they can work for you, visit our page on trusts and living trusts.