Our firm has proudly served the legal needs of the West Seattle community and beyond for more than 40 years. With a desire to continue serving clients' needs for the next generation, Tom's daughter-in-law, Katie, joined Snyder and Middleton, P.S. in 2015. The practice became Axtell Middleton, P.S. in 2017 as Tom approached retirement. It is an honor to support our many clients in planning for their future, navigating changing circumstances in life, guiding families as they manage the estates of loved ones.
We assist our clients with all manner of estate planning, including preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. We enjoy sitting down to discuss your wishes, assess your needs and create a personalized estate plan to provide for your loved ones.
After a loved one dies, we help personal representatives and trustees determine what steps are needed to administer estates, including whether a probate is needed, how to locate and distribute assets, and how to manage creditors.
PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION
We provide general consultation about special needs trusts and qualifying for Medicaid, a process that can be very complicated. With guidance from experts in the field, we work directly with our aging clients to ensure they are able to protect their legacies for future generations.
We help clients with property transfers or purchase and sale agreements as part of our probate and trust services. Some of our clients include couples in committed, non-traditional relationships, who face unique challenges setting up property agreements and other legal protections.