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.

Estate Planning the EssentialLaw Way

Step 1

Order your Estate Planning package, then provide information through a simple but intelligent online form. We’ll answer your questions along the way.

Step 2

Our attorneys review your information and choose the right documents and terms to create your custom estate planning document(s).

Step 3

We draft and send you the customized document(s) included in your package for your review and will answer any questions that you may have.

Step 4

We schedule a time for you to sign your documents in our office, or if our offices are not convenient for you, we work with you to properly execute the documents elsewhere, including with a mobile notary if needed

One Durable Power of Attorney

Financial or Healthcare

$249
  • A customized, lawyer-drafted Durable Power of Attorney
  • Choose Financial (for your financial accounts and property) or Healthcare (for your medical and healthcare decisions)
  • Notary service in our offices
  • Coordination and verification of execution for clients who are not local to our offices
  • Mobile notary service available at extra cost
Who is this for:
  • Anyone who doesn’t have a Durable Power of Attorney
  • An individual who has an existing Durable Power of Attorney they wish to replace

Two Durable Powers of Attorney

Financial and Healthcare

$399
  • Customized, lawyer-drafted FInancial Durable Power of Attorney
  • Customized, lawyer-drafted Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney
  • Notary service in our offices
  • Coordination and verification of execution for clients who are not local to our offices
  • Mobile notary service available at extra cost
Who is this for:
  • Anyone who doesn’t have a Healthcare and Financial Durable Powers of Attorney
  • An individual who has existing Durable Powers of Attorney that they wish to replace

Lack of Probate Affidavit

$399
  • Customized, lawyer-drafted Lack of Probate Affidavit
  • Obtain an original death certificate (additional fees may apply)
  • Recording with the county recorder where needed (recording fees extra)
  • Notary services in our office
  • Coordination and verification of execution for clients who are not local to our offices
  • Mobile notary service available at extra cost
Who is this for:
  • A surviving spouse needing to sell or borrow against real estate
  • A sole heir needing to prove inheritance to a bank or credit union

Transfer on Death Deed

$499
  • Customized, lawyer-drafted Lack of Probate Affidavit
  • Recording with the county recorder (recording fees extra)
  • Notary services in our office
  • Coordination and verification of execution for clients who are not local to our offices
  • Mobile notary service available at extra cost
Who is this for:
  • Anyone who owns real estate and wishes to make an immediate and direct transfer of the property upon their death
Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

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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Wills

Protect your life’s work and assets by controlling the distribution of your property upon your passing in a thoughtful manner, rather than letting state law dictate how your property is distributed.

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Trusts

Maintain privacy over the distribution of your assets, avoid probate and assure that those who are to benefit from your property are able to do so, using Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, and other instruments.

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Trust & Estate Administration

We represent trustees and beneficiaries with regard to trust administration and probate.

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Powers of Attorney

Avoid court intervention if you become incapacitated, as so many of us will - save time and money and control the appointment of a trusted family member or advisor to care for your financial and/or healthcare matters by executing a durable power of attorney.

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Advance Medical Directives

Also known as an advance healthcare directive, or a living will, this vital document permits you to make your wishes known for various healthcare decisions to be made if you are unable to do so. All Lucent Law estate planning clients receive an advance medical directive included as part of our estate planning services.

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Medicaid

Lucent Law will work with you to evaluate your estate plan and implement the best options to preserve your property distribution goals in the context of the financial burden of long term care that often requires middle class families to apply for Medicaid. Knowledge and pre-planning are the keys to avoiding Medicaid application eligibility pitfalls and excessive spend down.

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+1 (509) 455-3713

+1 (509) 927-7200

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Single Owner LLC Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will form your new single owner Washington limited liability company by preparing and filing a Certificate of Formation and the required Initial Annual Report. This package also features:

  • Our online Rapid Filing service is included (typically, we will file the formation documents within one business day after the questionnaire is completed)
  • A customized Operating Agreement with built-in language to provide for a successor manager to manage the affairs of the LLC in case of incapacity or death of the owner
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions to establish the initial decisions that the LLC must make concerning its business and legal affairs
  • Our exclusive Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
  • Our EssentialAgent registered agent service at no cost for the first year of registered agent services. Visit our EssentialAgent page at our website for more information.
  • Attorney consultation after formation is available at our standard hourly rates.
  • Access to a secure client portal to access company information
  • The filing fee charged by the Washington Secretary of State’s office of $200.00 is not included in our fee and will be automatically added at checkout.

This LLC Formation Package is designed for one owner (either a single person or entity or a married person whose spouse will not be an identified member).