Estate Planning, Wills & Probates

Cross Sound Law Group can help you get your estate planning documents in order. It’s something many people choose to put off, but these matters are far too important to delay as life can be unpredictable.

Getting your will, living will, power of attorney, and medical power of attorney documents in order is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out the way you want, instead of a court making those decisions for you.  Proper estate planning can also ease the burden on your family in important matters and decisions regarding you and your estate.

Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to your estate when you pass away, it could handle matters if you become ill and can’t take care of yourself, your children or your property. Most people find peace of mind knowing they have made plans ahead of time.

A probate is when money and property distributed to your heirs is supervised by the courts. Probates can take longer but may be preferable if there are debts, claims or taxes that must be paid from the estate or if there is a disagreement in the distribution of the estate. Cross Sound Law Group can help you determine if opening a probate is necessary.

At Cross Sound Law Group, we also focus on real estate in the estate planning process. Because we have litigated these matters, we know the problems that poor estate planning can cause.

We would be happy to assist you if you are need of a will, living will, power of attorney or medical power of attorney, or are just in need of an update to your existing documents. We handle estate planning in Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties, Washington. If you are located in Poulsbo, Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Port Ludlow, Silverdale or Bremerton give us a call and make an appointment today. If you are located further away in Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Sequim or Port Angeles, we can most likely handle your documents through email and phone interviews and you may only have to come to the office for the final signatures.

We offer flat fee rates for most of our estate planning options. Call for more information.

The Washington State Attorney General’s office has some good information in planning for death.