Spokane County Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney

A lawyer who cares as much about your future as you do.

 

These days, time often seems to go by in the blink of an eye. No sooner do you get up and go to work than it is time to get dinner on the table. Your baby is now a teenager. Your 30th, 40th, or 50th birthday has come and gone. Today, it can be tough to take the time to think about tomorrow, but few things are more important than making sure you and your family have a plan to help you be ready for when tomorrow comes.

At Tate Law Offices, PLLC in Liberty Lake, Washington, we sit down with you, discuss your needs, wishes, and goals, and help you get the peace of mind that comes with planning for retirement, protecting your assets, and preparing for the future. Whether you are looking for an estate plan or want an advocate for an elderly parent, we approach your situation with compassion, creativity, and an eye towards the best solution for you and your family.

Serving all of Spokane County and surrounding areas, including, but not limited to, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Deer Park, and Airway Heights, we are here to provide you with high-quality legal advice and caring, responsive service.

Everybody benefits from an estate plan.

 

Do you think estate planning is just for the wealthy? Think again. If you own a home, have a family, are in a second marriage, own a business, have property, are turning 18, or just want to reduce taxes and make retirement easier, then an estate plan is for you.

Estate planning helps ensure that your estate is transferred to your beneficiaries according to your wishes. It can help you provide not only for family members, but if you so choose, it can support a favorite cause or charity. Moreover, a well-drafted estate plan eases the burden on those you care about should you become incapacitated. At the same time, through gifting, charitable giving, and trust instruments, you can reduce the taxes on your estate.

Elements of an estate plan include

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Medical Directive (a.k.a. Living Will)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Trust

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Even if your estate is modest, you still owe it to yourself and those you care about to make sure you have a plan in place. It means you have organized your documents, acted to reduce conflict, stress, and uncertainty, and helped provide for your loved ones’ future. In short, creating an estate plan is an act of love for the people you care about.

Estate Planning

Even if your estate is modest, you still owe it to yourself and those you care about to make sure you have a plan in place. It means you have organized your documents, acted to reduce conflict, stress and uncertainty, and helped provide for your loved ones’ future. In short, creating an estate plan is an act of love for the people you care about.

Estate Administration

Estate administration is the process of managing the estate (all the money and property owned by the person who has passed away), including gathering the assets, paying off outstanding debts, and distributing the remaining assets.

Estate Administration

Estate administration is the process of managing the estate (all the money and property owned by the person who has passed away), including gathering the assets, paying off outstanding debts, and distributing the remaining assets.

Elder Law

As we age, we experience many changes—but we may all too often forget to address the fact that our legal needs change too. Elder law focuses on preparing an individual, or helping their family to plan, for their financial well-being and care. At Tate Law Offices, PLLC, we advocate for the legal needs and rights of the elderly in several areas.

Elder Law

As we age, we experience many changes—but we may all too often forget to address the fact that our legal needs change too. Elder law focuses on preparing an individual, or helping their family to plan, for their financial well-being and care. At Tate Law Offices, PLLC, we advocate for the legal needs and rights of the elderly in several areas

Guardianships

Guardianship is “a legal process through which an individual or business is given the legal authority by the court to make decisions for another person.” Guardianship takes away most or all personal rights. That is why it is taken so seriously and only granted by the courts when there are no other appropriate options.

Guardianships

Guardianship is “a legal process through which an individual or business is given the legal authority by the court to make decisions for another person.” Guardianship takes away most or all personal rights. That is why it is taken so seriously and only granted by the courts when there are no other appropriate options.

Conservatorships

A conservator, or guardian of the estate as it is called in Washington, is a person who is appointed by the court to manage the income, property, and finances of a person deemed to be incapacitated. It is often a difficult decision that a family member may need to make, and it can be equally difficult for the incapacitated person, particularly when they understand that they are losing control over their own financial affairs.

Conservatorships

A conservator, or guardian of the estate as it is called in Washington, is a person who is appointed by the court to manage the income, property, and finances of a person deemed to be incapacitated. It is often a difficult decision that a family member may need to make, and it can be equally difficult for the incapacitated person, particularly when they understand that they are losing control over their own financial affairs.

Real Property

Real estate and real property are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings under the law. Real estate is familiar to almost anybody who has purchased a home or a building: it is the land and all the structures on that land. Real property is more all-encompassing, it is the land and the structures, but also includes what is called a “bundle of rights.”

Real Property

Real estate and real property are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings under the law. Real estate is familiar to almost anybody who has purchased a home or a building: it is the land and all the structures on that land. Real property is more all-encompassing, it is the land and the structures, but also includes what is called a “bundle of rights.”

Why you should work with an attorney passionate about helping you attain your goals.

 

An effective estate plan comes from more than an understanding of the law: it comes from a true desire to help clients plan for their best possible financial future. Estate planning attorney Katharine Tate, is skilled in sorting out complicated family or financial issues, including those involving multiple businesses, substantial retirement accounts, recent divorces or remarriages, and special needs children. As a law firm with an emphasis on estate planning, estate administration, and the legal needs and rights of the elderly, we work hard to meet your needs now and in the future.

Let us help create a secure future for you and your family.

It is all too easy to put off tomorrow. At Tate Law Offices, PLLC, we give you the guidance and direction you need to help ensure that you are comfortable with the steps you are taking to protect your, and your family’s, financial future.
To schedule a consultation, please call us at (509) 994-1599 or contact us online.

We serve clients throughout Spokane County and surrounding areas.