Serving Clients in Seattle and Throughout Washington
At Harbor Law Firm, our goal is to provide you with a great estate planning experience. We’ve dedicated our practice to the strategic planning and preparation that gives you control over your assets, minimizes your taxes, and protects your family.
- Knowledgeable guidance customized to your circumstances and your goals
- A fully remote process that never requires you to leave home
- Early morning, evening, and weekend hours to fit your schedule
- An adaptable process for exchanging documents and collaborating
- Flat-rate pricing that ensures you’ll never be surprised by a legal bill
Tax and Estate Planning
Too often, people in Washington and around the country neglect or delay tax and estate planning. In 2020, just 32% of those who responded to Caring.Com’s annual survey said they had a will or other basic estate planning document. Older Americans are somewhat more likely to be protected, but fewer than half of those aged 55 and older said they had a will.
Even those who take steps often approach the issues piecemeal, leaving gaps in their protection. Or, they rely on forms or other do-it-yourself options that may not fully protect their interests.
A comprehensive estate plan customized to your needs is the best way to protect yourself and your family. But, getting underway can be daunting.
Unfortunately, that means too many people put off estate planning–often until it’s too late.
Neglecting Estate Planning Leaves Your Family Vulnerable
A well-considered estate plan protects you and your family in many ways, including:
- Helping ensure that your property passes to the people you’ve chosen after you pass away
- Putting healthcare decision-making in trusted hands if you are incapacitated
- Making sure someone you trust can conduct your financial business if you become incapacitated
- Appointing a guardian for your minor children in the event that you pass away or become incapacitated
- Protecting your assets
- Avoiding unnecessary taxes
Many people assume that these issues will work out more or less the same with or without estate planning documents, since decision-making and inheritance typically goes to family. But, the reality is more complicated. Washington’s intestate succession law–the law that decides how your property is distributed if you don’t have a will–is complex, and may not direct assets to the family members you anticipated or would have chosen. And, failure to appoint a healthcare representative or prepare powers of attorney can leave family members fighting for control during an already-stressful time.
The team at Harbor Law Firm works hard to ensure that the process of protecting yourself and your family is as simple and stress-free as possible. And, we offer flat rates so you’ll always know exactly how much our services will cost in advance.
The Safe Harbor Estate Planning Process
Our Process is Simple and Straightforward
Your Safety Comes First
The Covid-19 pandemic has added one more obstacle for many people in need of estate planning services. Our Safe Harbor Estate Planning Process offers top-notch, personalized estate planning services and document preparation through a simple, remote system that’s adaptable to your available technology and comfort level.
The Safe Harbor Estate Planning Process allows us to provide the same flexible, customized, client-driven service to clients in Seattle and throughout the state of Washington. Though we originally developed the process to meet the needs of Washington residents during the pandemic, our clients love the ease and flexibility our system offers. And, it’s helped us expand services to people in areas of the state who may not have easy access to legal assistance.
Beyond the Estate Planning Basics
Attorney Kevin Monahan will work with you to assess your situation and build the estate planning package that best suits your needs. Common elements include:
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Directive
- Appointment of Guardians for Minor Children
But, that’s only the beginning. At Harbor Law Firm, we go beyond the basics, to assisting with more sophisticated matters that impact your wealth and what you can pass along to your family. These include advanced tax planning strategy and asset protection.
The First Step is to Educate Yourself
We offer free consultations to help you gather the information you need to make the right decisions for your family. You can get started right now by calling 1-888-335-2815 or filling out the contact form on this site. Contact us right now and take the first step toward protecting your loved ones.
We serve all the residents of Washington State.
We serve clients from all across Washington State. From Seattle, WA to Tacoma, WA, Olympia WA, Bellevue, WA, Spokane, WA and everywhere in between. Our team offers affordable Estate Planning Services that you can always count on.