Charity Anastasio, Attorney at Law, PLLC focuses on estate planning and elder law issues, such as Medicaid planning.
Charity Anastasio, Attorney at Law, PLLC was established in November 2008.
12510 128th Ln NE
Kirkland WA 98034
The first half-hour of consultation is free. Time beyond that is at my hourly rate.
I have fixed rates for estate planning documents that depend on the complexity of the estate plan. Generally, a simple will and accompanying documents range from $350 to $500 and a complex will and accompanying documents up to $1,000.
My hourly rate is $135.
Office hours by appointment; I can be reached by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Property law, and with it estate planning, has an inherently humane, historical root that has always appealed to me. The law is the oldest, stretching back to England, and the concepts, at their basest level, deal with class structure and families in a way that no other law does.
An educated client is a true joy to work with, because she knows what she wants and is pro-active in acquiring the necessary understanding to make important decisions in planning for life. I always encourage my clients to do research and give them the tools to do so, because it helps a client communicate to me precisely what she wants and needs.
I am enthusiastic to review documents prepared by clients, because it is a way for them to save money and still have the assurance of a professionally trained eye on what they have prepared.
I am willing to coach a pro se client, although the situation would need to be the guide in the propriety of this type of counsel.
I started in Estate Planning in 2006, as an intern at SeniorLAW Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I drafted estate planning documents for elderly clients, as well as assisted clients in probate, deed transfers, consumer protection, protection from abuse and financial exploitation, contractor disputes, and landlord-tenant disputes.
I returned to Seattle and joined the First Responder Will Clinic (formerly Wills for Heroes) as a law clerk, board member, and then attorney. The First Responder Will Clinic is part of the WSBA Washington Young Lawyers Division and drafts wills, power of attorneys, and advance health care directives for firefighters and police officers for free, in recognition of the risks they take to protect our communities.
I have street smarts. Law was not my first career: I spent years working in bakeries and kitchens, waiting tables and serving people before I graduated with my Bachelors Degree. Then I spent three years working at Washington State Employees Credit Union, where I helped people plan how they would protect their assets and acquire loans, deal with fraud on their accounts, and plan for the future. Estate planning was a natural progression from this.
I am a real person helping real people with serious life decisions. I bring my compassion and common sense to every situation, as well as my expertise in the law. What is most important in my practice is that my clients feel listened to and responded to in a timely, meaningful, and successful way.Personal interests:
I enjoy spending time with family and friends and talking politics over a good meal. I am also a movie connoisseur, art enthusiast, international traveler, cook, bicyclist, and prodigious fiction reader.
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