For many clients, avoiding probate is a priority. In some cases, it is recommended that a Community Property Agreement be signed by a married couple in order to provide for the distribution of all assets to the ownership of the surviving spouse without the necessity of probate proceedings. However, Community Property Agreements have some serious disadvantages, and in some cases are not recommended. The benefits and disadvantages of a Community Property Agreement should be discussed before a decision is made to use this strategy. Take proactive steps to protect your assets and the financial stability of your spouse. Contact the firm at (425) 227-8700 to discuss a Community Property Agreement. Dan Kellogg spends time with clients in his office or their homes or hospital rooms to identify their needs and goals. What is effective for some may be detrimental to others. Selecting an attorney with experience and legal knowledge is vital. For some a Community Property Agreement is ideal. For others, the document has disadvantages. For example, estate tax strategies may be frustrated or family members could be unintentionally disinherited. Also, community property agreements will only affect assets located within the state of Washington. A Kent Estate Planning Lawyer Turning Your Wishes Into Reality The guidance of a seasoned estate planning attorney is vital. Dan Kellogg provides personalized service to his clients. With estate planning, he makes their wishes into an enforceable document. Contact the Law Firm For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a Community Property Agreement to avoid probate, please contact the Law Offices of Dan Kellogg.