According to a new recent survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have estate planning documents such as a will or living trust. For those with children under the age of 18, a mere 36 percent having an end-of-life plan in place. And, having a will may not be enough. Many individuals have a will, but it may not be valid.
A judge in Tennessee recently ruled that three children of the late Glen Campbell have a right to contest the validity of two wills that cut them off from any inheritance; arguing the singer did not have capacity to agree to the wills and also that he was subject to undue influence. Pursuant to Title 11 in the State of Washington, a person must also be of sound mind to execute a will and estate planning documents.
For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP has provided estate planning and probate services for families in the South Sound and throughout Southwest Washington. Some of the estate planning tools we use include wills, powers of attorney, living wills, medical powers of attorney, medical directives, special/ limited powers of attorney, testamentary trusts, and revocable living trusts.
If you need experienced legal representation to assist with your estate planning goals or assist with the probate of an estate, contact our attorneys in Olympia and Centralia at (360) 736-1301.