Discussing issues such as family care, incapacity for work, end-of-life decisions, lifetime gifts, and bequests in the event of death can sometimes be extremely difficult and painful. Part of our job is to help our clients (1) identify their goals, (2) navigate their options, and (3) create a written plan tailored to their unique situation. We are in the best position to help you when customers are ready to share their life stories with us. Who is your family and what are these dynamics? What`s your story? How is your health? What are your acquisitions and achievements? What are your values and priorities? Andrea L. Huff is a principal member of Pitman Huff Raedel Magaro Lifetime Legal, PLLC. Prior to becoming a Principal at Lifetime Legal, she was a Principal at Snyder & Huff Law Offices in Shelton. His entire legal career has focused on estate planning, estate administration and other successive administrations. Lauren A. Pitman is a senior member of Pitman Huff Raedel Magaro Lifetime Legal, PLLC. She received her bachelor`s degree from Cornell University in 2001 and her law degree with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 2005.

Since his call to the bar in 2005, his law practice has focused on estate planning, estate law, elder law, long-term care and Medicaid planning. I was very satisfied with the service I received from Lifetime Legal. My phone appointment and email correspondence with Emily was very thorough and she was very efficient in everything she did. I highly recommend it! I used Lifetime Legal to draft my will and was very impressed with their service. They kept emailing me and calling me to have a discussion before I wrote my will. I put it off for years, but they made it so easy and it wasn`t something to worry about. I`m glad they persecuted me because I wouldn`t have written one. Over the course of our lives, we all plan thoroughly. We plan our days, holidays, weddings, birthday parties and meetings.

We also plan life-changing events, such as starting a family, changing jobs or careers, retiring and educating our children. However, we neglect life planning. Life planning is a comprehensive compilation of our most important values and goals. Life planning can include things like charitable giving, regular tithing, asset transfer planning, college funding, and creating an inheritance for heirs. It can also include things like preparing for the loss of physical abilities or abilities, end-of-life decisions, death and death after death. In addition to conferences and training opportunities for lawyers, lawyers and students, Ms. Pitman is a frequent contributor to local newspapers and other publications. She is committed to educating individuals and families on how best to protect their financial interests and legacy through estate planning, and enjoys taking the time to give public lectures in areas of her legal practice for the benefit of the broader community, including seniors, their families and caregivers. Ms. Pitman has deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and dreaming of hobbies she can one day pursue when her children are older.

Adult guardianship and adult curatorship are court-supervised processes established to protect people over the age of eighteen who are unable to protect or care for themselves. These processes are intended to be a last resort when there is no other means by which a person can obtain the support and protection necessary to ensure their safety. However, this support and protection comes at a price. The fees and costs associated with establishing a guardianship or conservatory are often significant. In addition, important legal and constitutional rights are deprived of the person subject to guardianship/curatorship. Finally, the person subject to tutorship or curatorship suffers a significant loss of privacy because legal proceedings are public documents. Hi Charli, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a comment! We will be sure to convey your kind words to Emily. Trusts can arise during life and death. For example, trusts may last for many years or just long enough for assets held in trust to be distributed to beneficiaries (the people who benefit from assets held in trust). Ms. Pitman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and the Elder Law Chapter of the Washington State Bar Association. She has also served on the executive board of the Thurston, Thurston and Lewis counties Senior Action Network and the executive committee of the South Puget Sound Estate Planning Council.