Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Yes! Here’s why.

No matter your age or income level, having an estate plan is important. It determines more than just who gets your belongings after your lifetime — it creates your legacy by protecting your loved ones, along with the organizations and places you hold dear.

If you don’t have a documented estate plan such as a will or trust, the laws of the state you reside in will determine how your assets are divided and decide the guardianship of children and others under your care. The nonprofit organizations you supported and cherished over the years, like MultiCare, would get nothing.

Start With Small Steps Today

Planning your future is a highly personal process. First, consider these questions:

  • Who will receive your home? Vehicles? Jewelry?
  • Who would you like to take care of your underage children or other dependents?
  • Is there anyone who should not receive assets?
  • Are there any charitable organizations you’d like to benefit from your estate?

Once you have these answers, make an appointment with an estate planning attorney to begin putting your wishes into place.

Do I Need an Estate Plan?

If any of these statements apply to you, you should have an estate plan.

  • I have children, grandchildren or a pet.
  • I have a spouse.
  • I have other close family and friends who I’d like to provide for after I’m gone.
  • I own a business.
  • I’d like more of my estate to go to my loved ones and charities I care about instead of taxes.

Include your favorite MultiCare program or foundation in Your Plans

There are many ways for you to ensure that your support for your favorite MultiCare cause continues well into the future. One is by including us in your future plans. Together with your attorney, we can find the best giving option for you. Contact our gift planning team at or 253-403-3093 to get started.