JDSA is sensitive to the complexities of estate planning. The process of designing a plan, before your death, to ensure your money and property are given away is a deeply personal matter. Without estate planning, you have no say in who inherits your money, your family may have to pay additional taxes, and the court process of probate could be more complicated and time-consuming than is necessary. Our team of estate planning attorneys will carefully assist you with critical decision making.

The most important tools for estate planning include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, HIPAA releases and technology consents. We sometimes use other specialized tools to avoid probate depending on your specific circumstances or plan.

JDSA creates each estate plan with the care. You, our client, receives customizable options using current Washington laws to safeguard your assets from any unnecessary Federal and State estate taxes, helping to transfer property from one generation to the next according to your circumstances and goals.

JDSA helps you plan for what is important to you. In addition to estate planning, we provide plan development services for gifting, business succession, charitable gifts, asset protection, international estate planning, cohabitation, premarital and postnuptial agreements, as well as estate and guardianship disputes and litigation.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Asset Protection Planning

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Charitable Planning

  • Cohabitation Agreements

  • Federal and State Estate Taxes

  • Income Tax Planning

  • Nontraditional Relationship Agreements

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Postnuptial Agreements

  • Trust and Estate Disputes and TEDRA Litigation