Redmond, WA asked in Estate Planning for Washington

Q: I had a will, power of attorney, health directive, property directive - all of it - drawn up in 2008.

I now hear legislation requires all this be redone at additional fee of course. Is this accurate?

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Nicole Betts
Nicole Betts
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Edmonds, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Hi There,

I am always slightly concerned in dealing with dated documents. Particularly the Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive. The Uniform Power of Attorney Act came into effect in 2017 - as such, I often recommend that these documents be updated. However, of course, an attorney would have to review your particular documents to determine whether or not they are adequate.

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