Southwest Washington Estate Planning Attorney
If you think that estate planning is only beneficial for the elderly, you should know that careful planning today can provide peace of mind for tomorrow. Rather than having your family face difficult decisions or possible conflicts while mourning, prepare your estate plan so that your family will be aware of your wishes upon your passing. Having the proper tools in place will also offer protection for your healthcare and financial wishes in your lifetime.
For more than 30 years, Robert E.L. Bennett has helped individuals and families plan for their futures. Whether you wish to establish a will or create a health care directive, he provides options to ensure your needs are met.
Establishing Powers of Attorney
Estate planning may also provide for you in your lifetime; many of our clients choose to establish powers of attorney. A power of attorney gives an individual of your choosing the right to make decisions for you, if you are unable to do so for yourself.
Our firm can help you establish the following powers of attorney:
- Durable power of attorney
- Limited power of attorney
- General power of attorney
We are also able to help you put a living will in place. A living will is a healthcare directive detailing your wishes regarding life support.
We take the time to listen to your goals for the distribution of the estate you have worked to accumulate. We will draft a basic will that provides clear instruction on how your assets will be distributed at your death.
Our office represents families facing the probate process. Probate is the court process of validating a will and distributing assets to beneficiaries. We provide legal support beginning with the appointment of an executor/administrator through to the disbursement of estate assets.
We effectively and efficiently guide clients through the process. If it is a small estate, we will seek an expedited probate process.
Contact Our Vancouver, Washington Office
The Law Office of Robert E.L. Bennett is conveniently located downtown Vancouver. We are available to meet with you to discuss your estate planning needs during our regular business hours by appointment.
Contact us by calling (360) 695-0770 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Robert E.L. Bennett
Vancouver, WA 98660