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Craft a Clear Vision for Your Estate in Washington

When a person passes, the assets and property they have worked hard to accumulate in their lives is left behind for their family and close friends. This is known as their estate, and decedents with estates of all sizes can benefit from having a thorough plan that will manage and protect their real and personal property, both while they are alive and after they pass away. The foundation to any solid estate plan is a last will and testament, or, simply, your will.

At Pacific Cascade Family Law, our will drafting attorneys in Vancouver have a sophisticated understanding of state law involved in executing a legally binding will that clearly states your intentions for administering your property after you pass. Our individualized approach helps us nourish relationships with all of our clients, giving us deeper understanding into their needs and how best to address their goals through their estate plan.

To learn how we can assist you, call (360) 506-6332 or contact our firm online.

Legal Requirements for Your Will

Washington probate courts show deference to the terms and provisions of a valid will when they administer your estate. If a will is found to be invalid, the person will be found to have passed “intestate” and the estate will be administered in accordance with Washington’s laws of intestate succession. Under these laws, the decedent is presumed to have intended to give their property and assets to relatives and heirs, regardless if that was your actual intent. When there are no living relatives or other close family members, the property in the estate will belong to the government.

In the state of Washington, wills are valid when the following is satisfied:

  • The testator is over 18 years old and they created and signed the will when they were of sound mind and judgement
  • The will was written and signed (executed) by the actual testator
  • The will was executed in front of two witnesses or in the presence of a notary public
  • The testator understands that the provisions in the will they sign will be carried out during the probate process after they pass

Consult with Our Skilled Attorneys at Pacific Cascade Family Law

At our firm, we appreciate the fact that thinking about the future and your death is not an easy thing to do. Not only is this emotionally challenging, but it presents an uncomfortable reality for many people. We can assure you that putting a plan in place now can help assuage your anxiety in ensuring that your assets are protected and your family will be provided for. Our Vancouver wills attorneys offer honest legal guidance in helping you secure your legacy.

Contact Pacific Cascade Family Law to schedule a consultation to address your concerns and answer your questions. We are ready to help.

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