You Know You Need An Estate Plan

Who will handle my finances and property if I'm sick and incapacitated? Do I have a plan for the future? What would happen to my children if I died? These are questions people often ask themselves. While these are not enjoyable questions, they are necessary if you want to plan for your future and reduce the stress your family may experience.

You Have Questions, Our Attorney Has Answers

Our attorney at Gordon & Alvestad, PLLC, can make this process less stressful and help you create the estate plan that meets your family's needs. Paul Alvestad has more than 30 years of experience with estate planning and tax matters.

His understanding of the law and of the concerns of Washington residents is based on that experience. He also has an advanced law degree in taxation that provides additional insight for estate planning issues that also involve questions of taxation.

What Do You Need In Your Estate Plan?

To be effective, an estate plan needs to be tailored to your specific circumstances. No family is the same, and our attorney has decades of experience working with families to create estate plans that are as unique as them.

Most estate plans consist of the same basic set of instruments:

  • A will
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance care directives (living wills)
  • Trusts
  • Tax Consideration

Your Family And Estate Plan Is Unique

The contents of each of those documents will be very different. Our attorney brings a wealth of experience with these issues. We take the time to discuss your situation, your family and your goals. We explain how each of these legal instruments work and recommend the types of things you should include with each one.

You may need a power of attorney to ensure that your business can operate if you were incapacitated or a set of trusts to protect you and your spouse from excessive taxes. You may need a trust to protect the future of a child with special needs.

The Future Is Never Assured

Everyone should have powers of attorney and advance care directives to remove uncertainty regarding medical care or financial authority in the event of your incapacity. The future is never certain, and we help protect your family with robust planning documents.

We also recommend regular updates to ensure your estate plan keeps up with our ever-changing world. We can also help with estate administration, probate and any estate disputes that occur with these issues.

Contact Our Attorney Today

Our lawyer can help put together an estate plan for you and your family in the Tacoma area. Call our Gig Harbor office at 253-666-9219 or schedule an appointment with the help of our online contact form.