Practice Areas

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.”