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June 2012 Archives

Inheritance not the only use for Kent wills

If Kent residents share the opinions of an increasing number of retirement-age Americans, they may find themselves considering estate planning options that differ from the traditional notion of leaving a financial legacy for children. A recent study indicates that 45 percent of the baby boomer generation would not rate leaving an inheritance as a primary concern. For 31 percent of respondents, using wills or trusts to make gifts to charity surpassed the importance of leaving money to heirs.

Guardianships for children of Kent Alzheimer's patients

As Kent residents may know, Americans are living longer than ever, but one unfortunate side effect is that an increasing percentage of the population suffers from advanced infirmities of aging. Some conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, may require a third party to step in and seek legal intervention because of the estate holder's incapacity. With statistics indicating that 43 percent of individuals over age 85 suffer from Alzheimer's disease, our readers in the Seattle area will want to be aware of the legal options for providing the best care for loved ones.

Estate administration underway for missing Washington daughter

Kent residents may have heard the tragic story about a man who set fire to a rental home in the town of Graham, killing himself and his two children. With the man's wife having been missing since December 2009, the woman's parents turned to the Washington courts for authority to oversee the administration of her estate. The court relied on a probate law aimed particularly at missing person cases in order to appoint the parents as special estate administrators.

Simple steps can ease estate administration for Kent families

As many Kent residents know, the loss of a loved one brings not only grief but also a host of challenging responsibilities. People who are charged with the duties of wrapping up a loved one's worldly affairs may benefit from the assistance of compassionate legal counsel during a difficult time, but there are always tasks that heirs need to perform independently. Kent residents may want to consider taking some simple steps during life to help expedite the process of estate administration and reduce the complexity of probate proceedings.

Guardianships for vulnerable child entering adulthood

Parents across King County understand the special challenges inherent in raising a child with a cognitive disability. Those challenges can become even more concerning as a vulnerable child grows into adulthood. Unfortunately, some parents of vulnerable children may feel intimidated by the legal system and neglect to take steps that can give them the legal authority necessary for the continuance of much needed care.

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To speak with an attorney at Gellner Law Group about estate planning, probate, trusts, wills or tax controversy, contact our law office in Kent, Washington, today. You can call 425-336-2908 or send us an email. We provide representation across the entire Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.

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