Have you ever thought about what would happen to your loved ones if you died unexpectedly?
Do you worry about what would happen to your parents and your children if you were gone?
Do you wish you could avoid estate tax on the money you’ve earned?
Are you unsure of the difference between a Living Trust and a Will?
Have you heard confusing stories about what a non-married domestic partner might inherit?
This is the book that will help you sort out the confusing information surrounding wills, living trusts, taxes and planning. Based on the experiences of an estate planning attorney, you will be able to see the results of different plans that people made, or should have made, in preparation for their passing.
Learn the basic estate planning techniques
Understand the estate and gift changes that Congress passed starting in 2011
Plan for your spouse/partner’s care, whether a US citizen or a foreigner
Consider charitable gifting, during life and at death, as a means of reducing income and estate tax
Review the various ways to give your children your money, while encouraging their own skills
Madeline Gauthier is an estate planning attorney in Bellevue, WA, near Seattle. She has been in practice there for nineteen years, and has a large base of Microsoft and Boeing employees as clients. Prior to private practice, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington.