PROTECTING OUR LOVED ONES WITH EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS

Despite all the best efforts to prepare for the future, it is likely that we will all face difficult situations as our loved ones age, particularly if they suffer from progressive memory loss or other […]

PROTECTING OUR LOVED ONES WITH EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS2018-08-14T11:59:14+00:00

THE WILL SAYS I’M IN CHARGE!?

A few months back, our newsletter delved into the roles and responsibilities of an agent appointed under a power of attorney.  In this episode, we will explore what it means to be a Personal Representative […]

THE WILL SAYS I’M IN CHARGE!?2018-08-02T15:16:21+00:00

2017 TAX REFORM LEGISLATION

We’re fresh off the deadline for the filing of our 2017 tax return. Now before you put taxes out of mind for another year, it’s important to look ahead to 2018. The federal legislature enacted […]

2017 TAX REFORM LEGISLATION2018-05-31T12:16:20+00:00

YOU’RE AN AGENT. NOW WHAT?

You should be happy. For years you’ve been bugging your mom to see an attorney and get her estate planning done.  Then, to your great surprise, she finally did it.  Will, health care directive, powers […]

YOU’RE AN AGENT. NOW WHAT?2018-02-20T21:15:15+00:00

ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE LONG TERM

Crafting the perfect estate plan requires conscious thought along with a careful analysis of your future healthcare needs and financial situation. Where does one begin on what first appears to be a daunting and difficult […]

ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE LONG TERM2017-12-19T05:14:36+00:00

PROBATE BASICS

“Probate. I keep hearing about this, but what does it have to do with me?” This is a common question for people who sit down, talk about their future, and how they want their loved […]

PROBATE BASICS2017-10-03T05:35:56+00:00

LEGISLATURE ADOPTS NEW LAWS TO PROTECT ELDERS AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

While school funding and bickering over the capital budget got the lion’s share of attention in the most recent Washington legislative session, important changes were also made to the criminal code in an […]

LEGISLATURE ADOPTS NEW LAWS TO PROTECT ELDERS AND VULNERABLE ADULTS2017-08-07T17:35:46+00:00

WHO COUNTS ON YOUR ACCOUNTS?

Consider this. Dad is getting on in years and increasingly relies on his kids, Jane and John, to help him with everyday tasks. Jane is an accountant so she handles dad’s finances. Dad is pretty […]

WHO COUNTS ON YOUR ACCOUNTS?2017-06-14T05:21:44+00:00

ELDER LAW…WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?

Many moons ago, a young lawyer (let’s call him Barry) was sworn into the Washington State Bar Association by a local judge. After Barry swore to uphold the laws of the land and to be […]

ELDER LAW…WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?2017-04-20T04:17:27+00:00

SHOULD YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

“Do I need a trust?” This is one of the most common questions we get from clients.  Lots of people seem to know that trusts exist, but very few seem to know their purpose and […]

SHOULD YOU TRUST YOURSELF?2017-05-08T05:46:15+00:00