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Give the Gift of Estate Planning This Holiday Season And Receive 15% Off

Posted by Judy Nakashima Shoji | Oct 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Shopping for the holidays this year will be very different from any other year. Make a difference this holiday season by thinking outside the box and give the gift that too few people think about giving — estate planning.

Estate planning is an essential task that everyone should undertake no matter their age, circumstances, or financial situation. And it's an invaluable gift.

For yourself:

While the holiday season is generally a time to give to others, it should also be a time to treat yourself. And even though planning for your passing doesn't seem like a treat one gives oneself, it is. First of all, you will ensure that your wishes are heard and met if you pass away. It ensures there are no conflicts between your family members or messes they are left to clean up.

Planning tools like wills, powers of attorney, and trusts let them know precisely what you want. They include what your funeral should look like, how to pay for it, where your money should go, or who gets what assets. Having an estate plan will provide a clear path for family members to follow.

For others:

Do you have that son, daughter, grandchild, or other relatives and do not know what to give them? Give them a nudge this holiday season to get their planning done with a pre-paid estate plan.

Giving the gift of estate planning may sound unusual but may be the best gift you've ever given. Individuals at every stage of life can benefit from having an estate plan. During or immediately after graduating from college, getting married, committing to a relationship, or starting a family are key stages when everyone should consider protecting their assets and their end-of-life goals.

Once an estate plan is in place, you'll have peace of mind for many holidays to come. Give us a call today at 206-926-9848 to give the best gift you've ever given! 

About the Author

Judy Nakashima Shoji

Judy prides herself on being approachable, down to earth and willing to answer any questions hr clients may have. She is a Seattle native. She attended the University of Washington, Tokyo University and Seattle University School of Law. She was a legal intern in the Civil Division of the Seattle City Attorney's Office and at Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company located in Shinjuku, Japan. Judy advises clients in all aspects of estate planning, probate and adoptions. She also serves as a Title 11 court appointed investigator in guardianship cases for King County Superior Court. She cannot think of any areas in which she would rather practice. She invests in learning about her client's whole story which creates a friendly environment in which she can provide more effective assistance. Her goal is for her estate planning clients to walk away with a customized, detailed, realistic, and clear estate plan which will accomplish their wishes. Estate planning can be uncomfortable and confusing and her goal is to explain complicated legal options in a way that is easy to understand and clear. Her desire is to provide peace of mind and clarity for her clients while also giving them the information necessary to make well informed decision. Judy has been a member of the Elder Law and Real Property and Trust sections of the Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association. She has been a volunteer attorney with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinic and Pro Bono Services for the past 14 years where she was recognized as volunteer of the month in October 2014. Judy is married with three children. Outside of work she enjoys traveling to sunny locations, exercising (HIIT and barbell classes keep her grounded) and spending time with the people (and animals) she loves.


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