Bellevue Wills Attorneys
Protect Your Loved Ones with a Valid Will
Regardless of your age, economic situation, or marital status, having a will is essential. These legal documents express how you wish to have your property and assets distributed, to whom, and at what time, in the event of your passing. They name your heirs and beneficiaries, delineate the specifics of your assets, and can even designate the guardian you would wish for a minor child. Wills have many benefits.
As a law firm that concentrates much of its practice on estate planning, Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC understands the importance of having a will. Even though it may be difficult to confront, we encourage everyone to create a will after having seen the conflict that can ensue for families left without one.
What a Will Does
Wills are legal documents that specifically lay out in writing how you wish the distribution of your property and the care of minor children to be handled once you are gone. Should you pass away without a will, those issues will be assigned to the state to carry out. Without instruction from you, the state will act according to laws that may or may not align with what you would have wanted.
This means that the settling of your affairs will require more time, money, and emotional stress for the family and other potential beneficiaries that you leave behind. It also leaves your heirs and beneficiaries open to dispute about what they believe you would have wanted. That can lead to litigation which can further deplete the sum total of your estate with additional legal fees.
A will does the following:
- Clarifies who gets what of your estate and how much.
- Clarifies who should care for your minor children and manage their inheritances until they grow up.
- Names a personal representative or executor to manage your estate.
- Outlines your wishes for funeral and burial arrangements.
- Outlines your wishes for other personal matters, such as pet care and more
- Allows you to pass on gifts and charitable donations.
- Helps minimize the potential tax liabilities of your estate.
- Allows the probate process to be expedited.
- Allows you to alter your will at any time should circumstances change.
- In Washington, allows you to create a testamentary trust that goes into effect upon your passing; it is used to hold property for others, such as children.
As you can see, a will provides numerous benefits with the overall result of reducing stress for your loved ones and providing peace of mind for both you and them.
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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.
Practicing Law since 2010 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.
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