Can Smart Estate Planning Help You Avoid Probate?
When an individual passes away without an estate plan, the court assumes the responsibility of distributing their property. This process is guided by Washington’s state probate laws, and it can be both costly and time-consuming. When your estate enters probate, it also becomes a matter of public record, which can impact your family’s privacy during a difficult time.
Fortunately, there are estate planning strategies that can help you avoid probate. At James A. Jones, Attorney at Law, we work with clients in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area to create comprehensive estate plans that ease disbursal of their assets. By properly planning, you can greatly simplify matters for your beneficiaries when the time comes.