Areas of Practice
An estate planning package created for you at Selander O'Brien includes a will, a durable power of
attorney document, a health care power of attorney document, a living will, and a community property agreement
if it makes sense in your particular case. Each package is individually tailored to your specific needs, wants,
and intentions. Within your will you can have trusts created for beneficiaries with special needs, guardians nominated
for minor children, trusts created for your children for their health, education, maintenance and support, and marital
trusts created to shelter some, most or all of your estate from paying estate tax to the State of Washington or to the
IRS. Estate planning is the area of law which allows you to plan ahead for illness, disability, and death. There are
many planning tools available depending on your personal situation. Whether it is tax planning, mixed family or domestic
partnership issues, preparedness for illness or disability, charitable planning or trust creation, Selander O'Brien offers
you the full range of possible solutions to your estate planning needs.
Guardianship is a legal arrangement when someone stands in the shoes of another to handle their personal or financial affairs or both. The process begins with a court proceeding brought by a petitioner who may be concerned about an elderly relative, friend or neighbor who doesn't appear to be caring for him or herself properly. The petitioner may also want to be the guardian of the person they are concerned about, or the petitioner may want to hire a professional guardian to take care of the person.
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Probate is the name for the court proceeding during which the assets of a decedent's estate are administered and distributed according to the provisions of the will. Part of the process includes notifying all people who are owed money by the decedent, and publishing notice to all potential creditors of the decedent. Probate is also the process whereby trusts created within the will are funded, and guardianships are set up for minor children.