Will Packages

Lucent Law helps individuals and married couples plan for life’s unexpected events in a thoughtful and caring manner. We now combine our experience and knowledge with a secure and easy-to-use online platform to make it easier and more affordable than ever to complete your estate planning.


 

Will Packages

Compare what sets us apart from the competition:

EssentialLaw

$599

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Lawyer-Drafted Documents:
  • Will
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney
  • Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Advance Healthcare Directive
  • Assurance of correct execution to meet legal requirements
  • Notary and witness services in our office
  • Mobile notary available upon request (extra cost)
  • Annual Estate Planning Checkup
  • Storage of Your Original Will

LegalZoom*

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  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Lawyer-Drafted Documents:
  • Wills
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney
  • Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Advance Healthcare Directive
  • Assurance of correct execution to meet legal requirements
  • Notary and witness services in our office
  • Mobile notary available upon request (extra cost)
  • Annual Estate Planning Checkup
  • Storage of Your Original Will

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Other Lawyers

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  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Lawyer-Drafted Documents:
  • Will
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney
  • Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Advance Healthcare Directive
  • Assurance of correct execution to meet legal requirements
  • Notary and witness services in our office
  • Mobile notary available upon request (extra cost)
  • Annual Estate Planning Checkup
  • Storage of Your Original Will

Frequently Asked Questions

A Will is the document that allows you to control how your assets are distributed after your death. You can control the who, what and when of the distribution of your assets. Without a Will, state law will dictate how your assets are distributed – often with undesirable results. For example, did you know that under Washington law, if you are married with no children and die without a Will, your spouse may have to share part of your estate with your parents? A Will may also help reduce the cost and time required to probate your estate.

Yes. However, as a law firm, Lucent Law will work closely with you to make sure: a)  your Will is tailored to your wishes after consultation with our experienced lawyers and paralegals; and, b) your Will is executed correctly so it is enforceable. We routinely see Wills that are not properly executed, meaning that they are entirely unenforceable.

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.

Yes. In Washington, a Will without 2 witnesses is completely invalid and unenforceable. It is also best practice to have the signatures of the witnesses be notarized with a “self-proving” affidavit, so the witnesses don’t have to be tracked down later to confirm the validity of your Will. Our EssentialLaw Will packages include both witness services and notary services in our offices, or clear guidelines and after-the-fact verification of proper execution for clients who can’t make it to our offices. We can even arrange for a mobile notary to visit you in most areas.

It’s a document that gives guidance to your doctors and healthcare agent (the person appointed in your Healthcare Power of Attorney) about your desires for life-prolonging measures, such as artificial hydration or nutrition, and antibiotics, when you are in a terminal or permanent unconscious condition.

If you have children or other beneficiaries (such as a niece or nephew) who are younger than age 18, then it is even more important to have a solid estate plan in place. One of the reasons to have a completed estate plan if you have children is to select who will be the trustee or custodian of the assets until your children become adults. Our EssentialLaw Will package anticipates minor beneficiaries and will include provisions for either a trust to be used to protect the property until age 18 or a transfer to a custodian under Washington state’s Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA).

We have designed our EssentialLaw Will package to provide the fundamental estate planning services for most people. However, everyone’s circumstances are different, and there are times when our EssentialLaw Will package will not be suitable. These circumstances include complex requirements for passing on your property or using a complex trust. We reserve the right to recommend the use of our more traditional estate planning services in appropriate circumstances.

By establishing a will, you control the distribution of your assets upon your passing in a manner consistent with your goals. Powers of attorney allow you to choose an agent to make financial and healthcare decisions for you, should you be unable to do so yourself.

Lucent Law is ready to help you with your will, powers of attorney and advance healthcare directives, to protect you and your legacy. Our EssentialLaw Will packages provide these services at reasonable fixed fees, and are suitable for most individuals and married couples.

All of our Will packages and services include notary and witness services in our office or clear instructions for executing instruments for clients residing out of our area. We also include our complimentary Estate Planning Checkup Service, where we’ll reach out to you at least once per year to see if any changes have occurred in your life that would require updates to your estate planning.

Lets Get Started with your Will

Wills the EssentialLaw Way

Step 1

Order your Will 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 package.

Step 3

We draft and send you the customized documents 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

Individual
Married Couple

Will Package – Individual

$599
  • Prepare customized Will
  • Includes Advance Healthcare Directive (also known as a “living will”)
  • Includes Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney
  • Includes Financial Durable Power of Attorney
Who is this for:
  • An unmarried or married adult of any age:
  • With or without children
  • With a non-taxable estate*
  • Who doesn’t want or need a revocable living trust
  • Whose plan doesn’t require more than a single, basic testamentary trust or custodial provision for any minor beneficiaries

* A non-taxable estate means that the estate is not subject to either Washington state or federal estate tax

Will Package – Married Couple

$999
  • Prepare customized reciprocal Wills
  • Prepare a customized Community Property Agreement
  • Includes Advance Healthcare Directive (also known as a “living will”)
  • Includes Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney
  • Includes Financial Durable Power of Attorney
Who is this for:
  • A married couple:
  • Who want to work together on their estate planning
  • Where each spouse is the other spouse’s primary beneficiary
  • Where property passes outright to the surviving spouse and not through a trust
  • With or without children
  • With a non-taxable estate*
  • Who don’t want or need a revocable living trust
  • Whose plan doesn’t require more than a single, basic testamentary trust or custodial provision for any minor beneficiaries

* A non-taxable estate means that the estate is not subject to either Washington state or federal estate tax

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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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).