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About Tate Law Offices, PLLC, located in Liberty Lake, Washington

Building better futures by building strong relationships.

Tate Law Offices, PLLC was founded on four principles: listen to our clients, learn about their needs and goals, respect their choices, and be there to guide them through life’s changes.

With our focus on estate planning and elder law, we make it our mission to provide solid legal advice and caring support over the long haul. Marriage, remarriage, divorce, birth of a child, purchasing a home, changes in income or assets, death of a beneficiary—these are the life events that make it necessary to create, review, or modify an estate plan. It is our goal and our commitment to be with you each step of the way in areas including:

Estate plans. More than a last will and testament, we develop a well-crafted estate plan for you that:

  • Considers your wishes should you become disabled or incapacitated;
  • Helps avoid probate;
  • Provides for the guardianship and inheritance management for minor children;
  • Ensures that special-needs children are provided for and continue to receive benefits;
  • Plans for the smooth succession of your business;
  • Minimizes taxes and court costs; and
  • Includes instructions on how, when, and to whom you want your assets to be distributed.

Estate administration. When a loved one dies, it can be overwhelming for the personal representative, also known as the executor or fiduciary, to handle all the details required to settle the estate of the deceased. We provide legal guidance in areas including securing and valuing assets, settling debts and business affairs, filing tax returns, funding bequests, and administering trusts.

Elder law. We serve the legal needs and protect the rights of seniors and their families. With an increasing elderly population, it becomes ever more important to provide guidance for Medicaid planning, guardianship, and conservatorship, as well as advanced directives and estate planning.

Guardianship. Minor children or adults who are incapacitated and no longer able to handle their own affairs often need a guardian. The laws surrounding guardianship in the State of Washington are strict and you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney.

Conservatorship. Called the guardian of the estate in Washington, a conservator is responsible for the financial needs of a minor, developmentally disabled adult, or incapacitated adult.

Real property. In addition to helping you in a commercial or residential real estate transaction, we help in areas regarding land use and zoning, including environmental and water use issues, subdivisions, and site plan reviews.

Finding the right solutions for you starts with contacting Tate Law Offices, PLLC.

We serve clients throughout Spokane County and surrounding areas with their estate planning and administration, elder law, and real property legal needs with skill, personal attention, and in a cost-effective manner. To discuss your needs, please contact us online or call us at (509) 994-1599 to schedule a consultation.