Estate Planning

Estate Planning Lawyers in Bellevue

Protect Your Family & Your Legacy

Estate planning is not about money or morbid thoughts you would rather avoid. It is about the power to provide comfort and about giving your loved ones clear direction in a time of chaos. It creates a thoughtful strategy for bestowing the final gifts of your life in a way that will benefit your loved ones the most. Estate planning is about caring enough to prepare.

While thinking about estate planning makes many people uneasy, it is truly essential. Whether you regard yourself as middle class, wealthy, or somewhere in between, a legal plan is needed. You may not know where to start. You may wonder whether you should make a will with online tools or work with an experienced estate planning attorney.

At Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC, we have seen how poorly cut-and-paste wills hold up when challenged in court. We want a better outcome for your family. Our litigation experience working primarily in estate law means we know what questions to ask about you, your family, and your estate to arrive at a plan that truly protects everyone.

Need an estate plan? Talk to a Bellevue estate planning attorney in a free, initial consultation to learn how we can help. Contact us at (206) 203-8802.

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is all about using the proper legal instruments to ensure that your wishes are carried out according to your instructions. These tools can include:

  • Wills, which are the simplest tool and can form the foundation of a much larger plan.
  • Trusts, which are another method of estate transfer.
  • Powers of Attorney which authorize a trusted person to act on your behalf in decisions related to property, finances, or medical care.
  • Advance health care directives to direct end-of-life medical care.

Our firm starts estate planning by discussing with you the best ways to protect your family and give them clear direction using the above tools. Once we have an up-to-date picture of your current assets, we can create a thoughtful estate plan strategy. As time passes, circumstances can change that may require revisions to your plan.

We can be your partner in implementing those revisions to ensure that your legacy and family are always safeguarded.

Why You Should Contact an Estate Planning Attorney

Quality estate planning provides comfort and guidance to your loved ones during times of great distress. An attorney will help you think through and create a thorough plan tailored to you and your family’s needs. Without proper estate planning, loved ones are often left guessing about your final wishes and — in worst-case scenarios — second-guessing one another’s motives. This can lead to needless conflict. An estate planning lawyer can help you give your loved ones some measure of peace in your passing.

Estate planning also gives you the control to decide what you want done with your assets and prevents battles between your loved ones over property, such as family heirlooms. Proper planning also prevents a loved one’s creditors from seizing your gifts to them. Completing your estate planning ensures that only the people you choose will receive the benefit of your life of hard work. Your loved ones deserve all the comfort and protection you can provide.

Our Bellevue Estate Planning Lawyers Can Help

Our firm is committed to providing you and your family with outstanding legal service. We know you have a choice when it comes to developing your estate plan. That is why we work hard to bring you the most effective plan while keeping an eye on your bottom line. If you need guidance on estate planning in or around the Bellevue area, we urge to consult with one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.

Schedule your free consultation by contacting the experienced estate planning attorneys at Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC at (206) 203-8802today.

We Treat Clients like Family

  • One of the most competent and ethical lawyers I've experienced.

    “Jerimy is competent in his knowledge of the law as it relates to our case, has an excellent work ethic, and always responds promptly to our questions. Also important to note that Jerimy is efficient with his time whether it be at court, on the phone, or em”

    - Kelly
  • His knowledge and tenacity in client representation are superior.

    “It appears that he both loves and respects his profession its principles and his clients. I would strongly recommend Mr. Kirschner to anyone who is in need of legal representation.”

    - Clifford
  • Jerimy is our first go to for all legal matters.

    “Absolute pleasure to work with. It is usually hard to refer due to different situations people have. Not with Kirschner & Associates. They always go the extra mile. Jerimy is our first go to for all ...”

    - Joe A.
  • Jerimy and his team did an outstanding job taking care of a business matter for us.

    “His knowledge of the industry and the specific laws attached to the industry saved us time and money, bringing the case to a quick and reasonable resolution.”

    - John
  • I would highly recommend him for any bankruptcy concerns.

    “He kept making sure I understood all decisions and listened to what I wanted. He has also negotiated with creditors on my behalf outside Chapter 11. Keeps to his word.”

    - Michael

Success that Speaks for Itself

Victories
  • Over $9,000,000 in Company Assets Recovered Ben Ichiyasu Family Trust v. Maria Luz Mairgomen

    After trial in Federal Court, Mr. Kirschner was successful in regaining control of the entities for his client and also obtaining completed denial of the former CEO’s discharge under Section 727.

  • Home Returned to Rightful Owner Charlotte Louise Bentley v. Estate of Lacy Elaine Willequer

    The action was brought after guardians of the elderly and disabled Charlotte Bentley discovered that her home had been transferred away to an estranged family member. Mr. Kirschner was able to successfully and quickly obtain the return of her home without trial.

  • $1,570,145.36 Howard Family Trust v. Gloyd Green, et. al. Federal Bankruptcy Court Action

    After several years of hotly contested litigation and several appeals, Mr. Kirschner obtained a judgment for $1,570,145.36 in favor of his clients after a multiday trial in Federal Bankruptcy Court.

  • Justice Sought for Vulnerable Individual In the Matter of the Guardianship of Giulian Grasso

    Mr. Kirschner and his co-counsel were successful in uncovering exploitation and misuse of the ward’s funds by the ward’s father which resulted in the father being charged and sentenced for exploitation of a vulnerable person.

  • Award Obtained for Client John Lynch and Kellie Fuhr Family Trust, et, al. v. Tyche Entertainment, LLC

    Mr. Kirschner brought a successful suit by members of the LLC to have a receiver appointed over Tyche Entertainment, LLC and dissolution. At trial, Mr. Kirschner was successful in showing over one million dollars in improper transfer to managers and obtained an award for his client.

  • Successfully Defeated Claims of Trespass Kimberly Zeren v. James Carlson

    This matter arose from a dispute between adjacent landowners over landlocked property and allegations of timber trespass. At trial, Mr. Kirschner was successful in defeating claims for timber trespass and prevailed on claims for an easement by necessity.

  • Judgment Successfully Overturned Millennium Drilling Company v. Beverly Myers, et. al.

    Mr. Kirschner and the appellate team were successful in overturning the judgment rendered by the jury and having a judgment entered in his client’s favor.

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Providing Comfort & Protection

What Makes Us Different
  • Experience

    Practicing Law since 2010 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

  • Convenience

    We have close offices in King and Pierce Counties in Washington and Clark County in Nevada— the convenience of close proximity to your attorney is key. We make it simple.

  • Knowledge

    Washington, Nevada, the United States District Courts for Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  • Cost-Effective

    Solving problems and helping a client to select the most effective and cost-efficient tools.

Take the First Step to Protecting What You Love

Our team is dedicated to getting to know you, your family, and your unique situation. Reach out to us to begin the process of protecting your future.