Settlement Trusts

Sometimes Washington courts require that a settlement (or inheritance) must be held in trust. This is usually because the person receiving the money is a minor and/or has a type of disability that prevents them from being able to manage their own finances. 

Angela Macey-Cushman and Denelle Reilly are experienced with drafting trust agreements that meet the court’s requirements.  We take the time to find out about the beneficiary, including their needs, lifestyle, and preferences.  We also review any disability-based benefits they receive, to look for ways to avoid losing eligibility. 

We enjoy working with personal injury attorneys, probate attorneys, and those who have been appointed as guardians ad litem to protect the interests of vulnerable beneficiaries.  We know you have worked hard to resolve the case, and we look forward to collaborating with you.