Wills, Trusts & Probate
Guiding you through the legalities
Montgomery Law Firm handles wills, trusts, and estate administration and assisting their clients with decisions on beneficiary designation, how to form a life estate in property, what will happen to property if your client fails to make an estate plan, and much more. We have the experience and information to help you better understand specific estate planning techniques and when to consider forming a trust. If you need a living will or an advance health care directive, we can help you with the research and requirements of Washington and Idaho, such as the number of witnesses necessary and who can be designated as a health care surrogate. Chris has been helping families and individual protect their futures for many years.
Understanding the Impact
Elder Law, a relatively new development thanks to prolonged life expectancy, is a branch of the law that serves the needs of the elderly and the disabled as well as their family. As many of you who are caregivers may already know, Elder Law covers an impressive range of client issues, both legal and financial.
Montgomery Law Firm can guide all involved through the intricate ins and outs of any situation that could arise, protecting the rights and welfare of seniors and their family members. Just a small sampling of the issues in Elder Law are guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, estate planning (wills and trusts), Medicaid planning, probate and estate administration, and advanced directives.
Real Estate Law
Representing Washington and Idaho
Real estate law is the area of law that governs buying, using and selling land. It’s the law that governs how people acquire property and what they can do with the property that they own. Real estate law is called real estate because it’s about real property. Real property is land as opposed to personal property which is objects. Fixtures that are permanently on the land like buildings or other large structures are also a part of real property. There are many different aspects of real estate law like deeds, titles, purchase financing, easements, boundaries, zoning, taxes and estate planning. State laws are the primary laws that apply to real estate. There are some federal laws that universally apply to real estate law throughout the United States like the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. However, most real estate law comes from state laws. Real estate law can vary considerably from one state to the next. Chris Montgomery is highly experienced in identifying the law that applies and any nuances that are unique to state or local law.