Are you in need of an attorney in Ridgefield, Washington?
The experienced attorneys at Salmon Creek Law Offices are here to help you. We have attorneys that specialize in various areas of law in order to better serve the needs of our clients. If you see that an attorney practices in the area of law you are in need of, you can reach them directly by clicking on their name or picture, or you can call the office for more information.
Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Business Law
Trent is a longtime resident of Clark County, Washington. With the experience of 20 years practicing law, Trent has the understanding for clients planning their estates and empathy for families who have recently lost loved ones. Trent’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and business law. Specifically, Trent provides the following legal services:
- Estate Planning
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Powers of Attorney
- Healthcare Directives
- Probate and Trust Administration
- Business Formation
- Limited liability companies (LLC)
- Sub-chapter S Corporations
Probate is a court process that validates your will, appoints the personal representative (executor) named in the will, and authorizes the personal representative to act on behalf of the estate. Probate is a lengthy process that most often requires an attorney. After a family member or close friend dies, it is a very difficult time and this difficulty is compounded when you are required to go through an unfamiliar process with significant legal consequences. The experienced attorneys at Salmon Creek Law Offices will walk you through the difficult process of probate step-by-step and shoulder some of the burdens you are faced with during this most difficult time.
Estate planning allows you to create a plan which enables you to preserve and protect your assets during her lifetime and prepare for the distribution of your assets to your intended beneficiaries after you die. Planning for disability or incapacity during your lifetime is done through powers of attorney which allow you to appoint agents to make decisions for you regarding your healthcare and finances. Planning for the distribution of your estate after your death is done through a will or trust. These documents allow you to appoint the person(s) who you intend to administer your estate or trust, appoint guardians for minor children, create educational or supplemental needs trusts, and provide for the ultimate distribution of your assets to your beneficiaries. Without a will or trust, the state will distribute your assets through the intestacy statutes. Salmon Creek Law Offices’ seasoned attorneys will take the time to explain all of the options available to you, answer all of your questions, and assist in helping you make the decision that will be best for your family.
If you have created a revocable living trust, there are specific steps necessary to properly administer the trust and distribute trust assets to your beneficiaries after you die. Though the process of trust administration is generally much easier than probate, the trustee, or administrator of your trust, has duties to which he or she must follow. Often, trustees need direction and representation to follow the law and carry out your wishes. From reviewing the trust together to assisting in all aspects of trust administration, the attorneys at Salmon Creek Law Offices are there to help with all of you are trust administration needs.
Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts
Marissa Bartolucci began her career in family law in 2013. Since that time, she has helped numerous clients through the challenges of estate planning, probate, wills, and trusts. These areas of practice can be complicated but Marissa uses a collaborative approach to help her clients reach their goals. Probate and trust administration are complex circumstances but with the right support and informative legal counsel, the process can go smoothly. During estate planning, Marissa ensures everything is completed in a detailed and thorough manner, to protect you and your estate.
- Estate Planning