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Create an estate plan that helps you achieve your personal goals.
Estate Planning
At Linda L. Walden, Attorney at Law, PLLC, I assist clients with will preparation and drafting, financial and health care powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs planning and estate administration. Planning in these areas is personal and can have significant legal impact. By creating plans for your individual needs and desires, I can help you preserve your assets and achieve peace of mind.
A will is a legal document that controls the distribution of your property, according to your wishes, when you are gone. It enables you to appoint a personal representative or executor to handle property and affairs from the time of death until the estate is settled. Property and assets distributed under the terms of a will become the probate estate. Without a valid will, the probate estate will be distributed according to a formula as defined by Washington state laws.

A will may also be used to name a guardian for any minor children and designate a trustee to handle the estate on their behalf.
Powers of Attorney
Powers of Attorney are legal documents in which you name someone who will make financial and/or health care decisions for you if you become unable to do so. As individuals grow older or face the possibility of an incapacitating illness, they may put to rest their fears of being unable to pay bills, make bank deposits, supervise investments, make health care decisions or collect insurance and government benefits. These documents need to be in place prior to any incapacitating event.
Health Care Directives
With health care directives individuals can set out their wishes concerning what treatment should be provided or withheld if they are unable to communicate. This is the way for patients to ensure their wishes work in conjunction with health care providers’ general duties and the religious, philosophical and economic underpinnings of the health care system.
About Linda Walden

Linda Walden is an attorney with eighteen years of experience spanning multiple disciplines, including estate planning. She is now dedicating her practice to Estate Planning including, but not limited to:

  • Wills
  • Community Property Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives

Her prior experience also includes pretrial aspects of complex litigation in matters involving communication, federal health care law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), intellectual property, patents, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions and employment law.