Customized And Well-Informed Estate Planning Advice
A well-executed estate plan can provide a great deal of peace of mind. The Law Offices of Chris Roubicek, P.S., is committed to steering clients toward solutions that will best meet their needs.
Solutions For Your Family’s Unique Circumstances
As a Castle Rock estate planning attorney, I assist clients with all types of estate planning documents, such as:
- Durable powers of attorney
- Medical directives
- Medicaid planning
Each of these documents provides different benefits. In order to determine which of these documents will be most beneficial to my clients, I sit down with them and learn as much as I can about their unique situations. If a client comes in asking about trusts, but I discover that a will would be a better solution, I will steer the client in that direction.
Parents of minor children worry about what will happen to their children in the event that both parents pass away; these worries can be easily alleviated by a well-crafted will. A will not only ensures that the decedent’s assets pass to the intended beneficiaries, but it also establishes guardianship for the children and protects them from ending up in the center of a conflict. Wills also protect grieving families from having to endure inheritance disputes.
A will is a document that most people should have; however, there are instances in which another document better suits my client’s needs.
There are many benefits to setting up a trust, one of which is avoiding probate. A trust can also protect someone else. For instance, a special needs trust can allow a child with disabilities to inherit money from his or her parents without losing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The types of trusts I handle include:
- Revocable living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Annuity trusts
- Title holding trusts
- Special needs trusts
I also assist clients with amendments to existing trusts.
Durable Powers Of Attorney, Medical Directives And Medicaid Planning
When illness or injury makes it impossible for an individual to make decisions on his or her own behalf, having the proper legal documents in place can ensure that the individual’s wishes are carried out.
Long-term care is very expensive and becomes more so every year. Many people deplete their assets in order to meet the income threshold for Medicaid. Through proper Medicaid planning, it is possible to avoid spending down assets. There is a great deal of misinformation about Medicaid, and the best way to get the correct information is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.
Contact The Law Offices of Chris Roubicek, P.S.
Estate planning is more than a few pieces of paper — It is peace of mind. Contacting a lawyer is the first step. To schedule a no-obligation consultation, call my office in Castle Rock, Washington, at 360-967-4268.