Other Estate Planning Services
In addition to our Will Packages, Lucent Law offers standalone power of attorney packages and additional services.
Why Work with Lucent Law for your Durable Power of Attorney or Other Estate Planning Documents?
1) We combine the best features of a law firm and an online form seller:
Like other estate planning law firms, we have years of experience in all aspects of estate planning. Like online form sellers (like LegalZoom*), we have made it easy to connect with us and buy our services.
2) Our work is backed by years of experience, our professional licensing, and our legal malpractice insurance:
Unlike those online form sellers, though, we are actually a law firm with lawyers licensed and insured to practice in every state in which we offer services. We stand behind our work 100%. We don’t offer gimmicky “guarantees” that actually limit our liability, unlike the form sellers. We don’t sell you a document and tell you we’re not your lawyer. And we don’t try to upsell you just to get a lawyer’s services.
3) Our fees are clear and our process is quick and easy
While we still offer totally customized estate plans for clients who need it, we have created our EssentialLaw estate planning packages to address the needs of the majority of people in a way that typical law firms can’t or won’t do. These packages include all of the documents the average individual or married couple needs at an affordable fixed fee. And we’ve made it as simple as possible to hire us and get the process started – on your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that appoints another person of your choosing to do things for you if you are unable to do them yourself. A financial power of attorney allows your chosen agent to pay your bills, manage your money, and generally make sure your assets are taken care of if you are ever incapacitated by illness, dementia, or otherwise. A healthcare power of attorney allows your chosen agent to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself.
The functions of your agent under a Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney is very different than the functions of the agent under your Financial Durable Power of Attorney. Each document is detailed and can be quite specific. Because of that, it is often better to have the powers in separate documents. You might not want the person you trust with healthcare decisions to manage your finances. Even if your agent is the same person under both of your Durable Powers of Attorney, you might not want your bank to see your instructions to your healthcare agent. We find it works best to keep the two Durable Powers of Attorney separate.
A Lack of Probate Affidavit is used to prove that assets have transferred as a result of someone’s death in circumstances where a probate is unnecessary. A common example where a Lack of Probate Affidavit can suffice in lieu of probate is a married couple at the time of the death of one spouse. If their home or other real estate is clearly community property, and the deceased spouse left his/her share of the community property to the surviving spouse, it is typically not necessary to do a probate just to allow the surviving spouse to sell the house. Recording a properly drafted Lack of Probate Affidavit quickly and easily establish the surviving spouse’s rights without the cost or delay of probate. Also known as an Affidavit of No Probate.
About half of all states, including Washington and Oregon, but excluding Idaho, allow Transfer on Death Deeds. These special deed allow the owner of real estate to give that real estate to one or more people upon the owner’s death. During his/her lifetime, the owner is allowed to change or revoke the Transfer on Death Deed, and may still sell or borrow against the property. Where a home is the only asset in an estate that would require probate, a Transfer on Death Deed can be a very cost-effective way to pass on the home without going through probate.
At Lucent Law, we know estate planning needs come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why we offer complete estate planning packages as well as stand-alone services for those who may not need, or are not ready for, a complete package.
We will work with you to ensure your estate plan is as comprehensive as it needs to be, while we keep it as simple and affordable as it can be. See our individual estate planning document below.
One Durable Power of Attorney
Financial or Healthcare
Two Durable Powers of Attorney
Financial and Healthcare
Lack of Probate Affidavit
Transfer on Death Deed
Trust Lucent Law for All of Your Estate Planning Needs
Beyond our fixed-fee EssentialLaw services, Lucent Law is a full-service law firm representing individuals and married couples with a range of estate planning services. Read below for some examples of the other estate planning services we provide.
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