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Avoid family disputes with estate planning

When a family member dies, dealing with the pain of their loss can be overwhelming. Adding all of the tasks associated with tying up all of the loose ends and administering an estate can be a real burden. Having a plan in place is essential to help prevent family disputes over inheritance, but estate planning can also keep the peace in other situations as well.

Understanding trust basics

Many Washington residents may be hesitant to think about their estate planning in part because it may force them to come face-to-face with the concept of death. However, Forbes suggests that estate planning can actually have less to do with death than it can have with giving people control over their assets and estates.

Initiating a will contest

Estate issues can be a touchy subject, especially amongst those who may be set to inherit assets. People in Seattle are encouraged to handle their estate planning early on in life, and to keep those who may be party to their estates informed of what to expect. Doing so may help reduce the potential of a dispute arising amongst beneficiaries after one has passed on. Yet no amount of planning can ultimately eliminate the potential of a will contest to occur.

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