LAW OFFICE OF KEN SCHNEIDER, P.S.

I assist clients with their tax, estate planning, probate and bankruptcy needs.  If you have found your way to my website you are probably looking for help with a legal matter.  Which attorney you hire to represent you is important and before hiring them you should be confident in their abilities.  Therefore, I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation at one of my offices, or over the phone.  I am available for evening and weekend appointments. At the end of the consultation I should know if I can help you, what that help would consist of and what the fees would be. Click here if you would like us to contact you to schedule an appointment or call us at (425) 357-7691 or (866) 415-1705

Bankruptcy

There are many misconceptions about bankruptcy, frequently potential bankruptcy clients assume that they will lose assets, that they make too much money, that they will have to do a payment plan, or that they simply don’t qualify for bankruptcy relief at all.  The reality is most of our clients qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and don’t lose any assets.  Clients who make too much money to file Chapter 7, or have assets they would lose in Chapter 7, can usually file Chapter 13.  Rarely will bankruptcy not provide relief to people facing pressure from their creditors to make payments they cannot afford.    If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your bankruptcy options click here or call us at (425) 357-7691 or (866) 415-1705.

TAXES

Whether you owe the government money that it is trying to collect or want to develop a strategy that will minimize your tax liability I can help you.  The Internal Revenue Service, Department of Revenue, Employment Security Department and Department of Labor and Industries can be very intimidating when you owe them money.  The government has more options and leverage to collect debt than ordinary creditors. Tax planning can minimize your future taxes.  Therefore, it is important to have an attorney representing you who knows what the taxing agency can do, what options to minimize liability are available, and who will stand up for your rights.

ESTATE PLANNING

Having an estate plan is important whether you have a modest estate or huge fortune.  If you have minor children it is so very important to consider what will happen if you die while they are still young.  Also, a will can save your heirs money and assure that your estate is distributed as you wish.  Trusts are used frequently to save money on estate taxes, provide for the needs of children, or avoid probate.  Couples can frequently benefit from having a community property agreement.  Finally, a Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians can help assure that your goals are achieved even if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  There is a lot to be considered when developing an estate plan, having an experienced attorney is critical.  If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your estate plan click here or call us at (425) 357-7691 or (866) 415-1705

PROBATE

Probate is the process of distributing a person’s assets to their heirs.  It can be simple and over in a few months or complicated and drag out for years.  There will likely be assets that need to be marshalled, debts to be paid, deeds to be executed, and tax returns to be prepared.  There will always be motions and reports to be filed with the court. Therefore, it is important to have an attorney representing you who knows what needs to be done and will guide you through the probate process.