Planning Ahead for Those You Care About.
A proper estate plan includes a Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and, if applicable, a Community Property Agreement. A will specifies what you want to happen with your property, designates who you want to appoint as guardian for your children, or who to appoint as trustee for the money you leave to children.
The process is relatively simple, and usually, requires only a couple short appointments with an estate planning attorney. In reality, just a few keys decisions need to be made to give a qualified attorney the information he or she needs to help ensure that the least amount of income and the estate tax is paid, while also assuring your wishes are carried out in the most economical and efficient manner possible.
Protecting Your Estate with a Last Will and Testament can be inexpensive and in some cases, Come at No Cost under Qualified Insurance Plans!
In most instances, a couple can have their entire estate plan done for around $800. Many employers in the Thurston County area currently offer benefits packages that include the preparation of an estate plan at no cost to the employee. These employers, who participate in the Met Life program, include Providence St. Peters, Intel, Intercity Transit and the State of Washington.
Such estate planning programs are offered through Met Life, and many Washington State employees are unaware of the benefit. If you are in a qualified Met Life plan, you are likely eligible for a free estate plan. Just contact your employer and inquire about legal services which are covered by Met Life.
The attorneys and staff at Rodgers Kee Card & Strophy have decades of experience in assisting clients in developing a comprehensive estate plan, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives and Community Property Agreements. Call or email today for an appointment.