Guardian Protector Program

Family Guardian / Trustee Protector Program

Our Family Guardian / Trustee Protector Program is aimed at providing ongoing legal and administrative support for persons who are serving as guardian or trustee (or agent under a durable power of attorney) for a family member or friend, at predictable monthly rates.
Membership in the Protector Program includes:

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Estate Planning for Skagit Valley Landowners

Aside from its people and its strong sense of community, one of the most precious things about the Skagit Valley is its land. Most of us either own some or aspire to own some. And those who do own some—whether it’s the family home, the family farm, or both—usually have a clear idea about where they want it to go and how they want it used in the future. Continue Reading…

Estate Planning at Adaptive Law Firm

Estate Planning with Friends

“Estate planning” and “wine and cheese party” don’t typically appear in the same sentence. But we say, why not? When making big decisions, it’s nice to have a support group around you. And even better if that support group is made up of close friends—friends with wine and cheese in hand! Not the wine and cheese crowd? How about beer and crafts? Or something festive, like a cookie recipe exchange? You know your friends, so pick something that will appeal to them. Continue Reading…

Estate Planning with Adaptive Law

Why Consider a Living Trust?

Worried that creating a living trust will turn your children into spoiled “trust fund kids”? Or that you need millions of dollars to create one? Don’t let these myths stop you from setting up a revocable living trust. Here’s why. Continue Reading…

Estate Planning and Land Use with Adaptive Law

Underestimating the Risk of Disability

Most working Americans estimate that their own chances of experiencing a long term disability are substantially lower than the average worker’s. Given the high costs of care, this underestimation often leaves Americans ill prepared to pay for the costs of long term care. This blog examines the eye-opening statistics surrounding disability and some of the common disability planning options. Continue Reading…

Elder Law at Adaptive Law Firm

Last Chance for Spousal File & Suspend

Time is running out to use a potentially lucrative Social Security benefits-claiming strategy. Spouses will no longer be able to use the “file and suspend” strategy after April 29, 2016. Beware, however, that the new rules are causing confusion at some Social Security offices. Continue Reading…