James A. Jones, Attorney at Law

Estate Planning, Probate and Elder law matters require some of the most important decisions of our lives. Skilled legal counsel is critical to help implement those decisions. Contact us today and we can help you with these important matters.

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Firm Overview

I handle estate planning matters that range from drafting durable powers of attorney and simple wills to complex trusts and tax planning using various tax saving entities and scenarios.

I help individuals protect their assets and investments from lawsuits, judgments and creditors. I assist people with special needs planning for disabled family members and friends.

I help elderly people plan to protect their legacy for their loved ones in the case of impending health concerns that require long term care. In this regard I assist families in building a plan that will protect their disabled or elderly relatives and allow them to obtain the care necessary.

I represent executors and family members in probate proceedings as well as assist them in trust and estate administration.

I also assist people in establishing entities for charitable giving such as charitable trusts and private foundations.

With proper planning, I believe that people can feel at ease with their lives and have the opportunity to enjoy and protect what they have built rather than worrying about "What ifs"
Main Office

Turnbull & Born, PLLC
950 Pacific Ave
Suite 1050
Tacoma   WA  98402

Phone
  • 2533837058
Fax
  • 2535727220

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation on most matters

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most of our services are offered on a flat fee basis. The amount of the fees depend on the type of matter and time required for effective completion.

Hourly Rates

$200/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

8 am to 5 pm

Languages Spoken

German

Other Offices

  • Turnbull & Born, PLLC
    1325 Fouth Ave.
    Suite 940
    Seattle,  WA  98101
Estate Planning
Putting an Estate Plan into place doesn't have to be a burden. We pride ourselves on providing thorough analysis and proposing the type of plan that best meets your needs whether your estate is simple or complex.
Estate Planning- Estate Planning doesn't have to be a mystery. In many cases a simple will can accomplish a family’s primary goals. Essentially, estate planning is a means to an end. It provides a mechanism for the transfer of ones assets to those he or she loves in the way that he or she wishes. However, estate planning is not just for the future. There are things that can and should be done to ensure that your affairs are in order during periods of disability and the like. We know that estate planning can be an overwhelming topic, but strives to make it as simple and effective as possible. Whether you need a simple will to appoint a guardian for your minor children or have significant assets to protect from taxation, we will provide the analysis and propose a plan that best meets your needs.

Elder Law/Long Term Care-As an emerging percentage of the population, our elderly often need assistance to plan for their future. While this includes preparing an effective estate plan, planning for potential long term care expenses can be something that, though important, can be overlooked.

The laws regarding Medicaid change frequently and it is important to keep current to ensure that they are followed. We have assisted numerous clients through the Medicaid qualification process.

If you or a loved one are considering long term care, planning for how to finance that care should not be delayed. With careful planning, we can create a framework to protect a client’s legacy for their children in the case of impending health concerns that require long term care.
Probate
Our goal is to make the probate process as simple as possible for our clients. We know that it is usually a difficult time for families to begin with and help make the process as smooth as we can. Call today and we can discuss how we can help.
In essence probate is the process by which an estate is settled and distributed to a person’s heirs. You may have heard horror stories from your friends, but probate does not have to be a nightmare. Most probates are settled with minimal intervention from the court and without significant problems. But, hiring a knowledgeable probate attorney to help administer an estate is critical to make sure the estate is properly administered. We can help with asset transfers, creditor’s claims, beneficiary contests etc. so that an estate can be completed in an efficient and timely manner.

James A. Jones

James A. Jones has been practicing law for over ten years. He prides himself on giving sound legal advice, being quick to return telephone calls and emails and maintaining strong professional relationships with his clients. It is James
License
  • Bar Number: 33115
    Washington , 2002
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2002
  • Brigham Young University
    Dual Major in European Studies and German , 1999

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