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Estate Planning & Wills Lawyer

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services in Edmonds, WA

At Johanson Law Group, Inc., I understand that estate planning and writing a will can seem daunting. You may feel overwhelmed by the legal jargon, the numerous decisions to be made, and the gravity of ensuring your loved ones' future security. I assure you that you're not alone in this journey. I am fully committed to guiding you step-by-step through this process, answering all your questions, and helping you navigate these complex decisions with ease and confidence. I strive to make estate planning less intimidating and more of a personalized strategy for safeguarding your legacy and the future of those you care about.

My estate planning and wills practice serves clients throughout Edmonds, Washington and the surrounding area. My commitment to quality legal services has earned me a reputation as an ethical lawyer committed to protecting my clients' interests in every possible way. Whether you're seeking help drafting a will or other estate planning documents, I can help tailor your plan to suit your needs and goals.

I understand that estate planning involves making difficult decisions about the future of your assets, and I am well-equipped to provide you with advice and counsel during this process. With over 20 years of experience in estate planning and wills law, I have a deep understanding of the nuances of these laws and can help you create an estate plan that best reflects your wishes.

At Johanson Law Group, Inc., I provide comprehensive estate planning services tailored to meet every client's needs. Feel free to reach out for assistance with drafting a will, creating trusts, or other estate planning-related questions. I am here to help ensure your legacy is secured, and you can rest easy knowing you have taken the necessary steps to ensure your loved ones are cared for.

Contact me online or call me at (425) 341-4347 to schedule a consultation.

Why You Need an Estate Plan

An estate plan is more than just writing a will. It's a comprehensive document that dictates how your assets will be managed and distributed after you pass away. If you die without an estate plan, the state will decide how your assets are divided, which may not align with your wishes. An estate plan ensures that your hard-earned assets and valuables go to the right individuals or institutions, be they family members, friends, or charities.

Here are a few key reasons why you need an estate plan:

  • Control Over Your wealth: An estate plan ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. You can specify who receives what and when, giving you full control even in death.
  • Protection for your family: If you have dependent children, an estate plan allows you to appoint guardians. This is essential to ensure your children will be well cared for in your absence.
  • Avoidance of probate: Probate can be a lengthy and costly process. With a well-drafted estate plan, your assets can avoid probate, saving your heirs time and money.
  • Minimize taxes: Estate planning can minimize the amount of estate tax that might be payable on the inheritance.

Furthermore, an estate plan can also contain healthcare directives, power of attorney arrangements, and any other instructions regarding your end-of-life wishes. This helps protect your health and financial interests if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself.

At Johanson Law Group, Inc., I aim to help you create a plan that provides peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be honored and your loved ones protected. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy but for anyone who wishes to have control over their assets after they pass on, and I am here to guide you through the process.

When to Update Your Will

Your will is not a static document, meant to be written once and then forgotten. Life changes, and your will should reflect those changes to ensure that your current wishes and circumstances are accurately represented. It's advisable to review your will at least every three to five years and more often if there are significant changes in your life.

Several key events might necessitate an update to your will:

  • Changes in family structure: If you get married, divorced, have children or grandchildren, or if a loved one passes away, it may change how you wish to distribute your assets.
  • Changes in assets or financial status: If you acquire new significant assets, start a business, or experience a drastic change in your financial situation, you should update your will to reflect these changes.
  • Change of residence to a different state: Different states have different estate planning and probate laws. If you move to a new state, your will should be updated to comply with the laws of that jurisdiction.
  • Changes in tax laws: Federal and state tax laws are subject to change. If there are significant changes in these laws, you should revisit your estate plan to take advantage of any potential benefits or avoid adverse impacts.

If any of these events occur, it's essential to contact a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer to help you make the necessary changes to your will. At Johanson Law Group, Inc., I'm committed to helping you ensure that your will is a true reflection of your current intentions.

Call Johanson Law Group, Inc. at (425) 341-4347 Today!

At Johanson Law Group, Inc., I believe in taking a personalized, client-centered approach to estate planning. I understand that each individual and family has unique needs and goals for managing and distributing their wealth. I take the time to understand your specific circumstances, listen to your concerns, and help you understand the legal implications of various estate planning strategies. Whether you need advice on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, or guardianships, I'm well-equipped to provide the legal guidance you need.

I prioritize open and transparent communication, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with every decision you make in estate planning. I aim to empower you to make informed decisions that will ensure your assets are managed and distributed in the exact manner you desire while minimizing the potential tax liabilities for your heirs.

I recognize that estate planning is a process that evolves with life's changes. I am here to provide ongoing support, reviewing and updating your estate plan as necessary when your circumstances or wishes change. With Johanson Law Group, Inc., you can have peace of mind knowing that your legacy and the future of your loved ones are protected. I aim to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and competent estate planning services that put your interests first.

If you are looking for an estate planning lawyer in Edmonds, WA, don't hesitate to contact me by calling (425) 341-4347 or filling out our online form to schedule a consultation.

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