Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
Estate Planning, Wills & Probate Attorneys
Legal Assistance for Trusts, Wills and Probate
If you're seeking assistance regarding probate, setting up a trust, writing a will, or putting a plan in place for your financial assets and possessions after your death, the attorneys of Connolly Tacon & Meserve can help. We provide personalized planning services, working with our clients on a case-by-case basis to serve your unique needs, rather than offering standardized packages.
We have extensive experience with planning tools such as:
- Living trusts
- Irrevocable gift trusts
- Life insurance
- Grantor-retained income trusts
- Education or care funds for family members
About Estate Planning
Learn about the means that legally detail how your assets are distributed and dealt with.
Remember that without a legally binding plan, the State determines what happens.
It’s important to have a legally binding plan clearly laid out.
Estate Planning Services
We can walk your family through the process of probate. Washington is a probate-friendly state, meaning the process is fairly straightforward. We are often able to distribute the entire estate without extensive costs
Our probate services include:
- Preparation of estate planning documents
- Preparation of the documents to commence the probate
- Administration of the probate estate
- Preparing the documents to pay creditor’s claims and expenses, transfer assets, and close the probate administration
- Referrals to Certified Public Accountants or other professionals when needed
We have extensive experience providing strong representation for all forms of litigation affecting estates.
Living Trusts have become an important planning tool for many people; however, probate is often less expensive then setting up a trust. We offer a free Estate Planning consultation which can help you determine if a living trust is right for you.
If you are the executor for an estate, you will need Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration. Simply put, this proves to banks, courts, and estranged relatives that you are legally appointed to act as the executor for an estate. Please contact us for more information regarding obtaining a Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration.