September 24, 2019

    This is the second post of the two-part blog series in determining your final resting place.  Washington recently passes two laws regarding the options for disposition of remains, which will become effective May 1, 2020. This post will cover the current options and tho...

    September 17, 2019

    Estate planning is more than determining how your assets will be distributed and tax planning. Estate planning also involves having conversations with your loved ones regarding your wishes and desires. This includes knowing options and having conversations about your f...

    June 6, 2019

    I often get asked about online estate planning tools and sites. Most commonly people question whether LegalZoom, specially, is a good option for estate planning.

    My response is typically that you get what you pay for. This blog post is my personal (not legal) opinion o...

    May 9, 2019

    Governor Inslee signed a non-compete bill into law, which imposes new restrictions on non-compete agreements. 

    New Washington State Non-Compete Law: What is a non-compete agreement?

    Under the law, a non-competition agreement is any written or oral agreement that prohibit...

    April 11, 2019

    This Washington State Probate blog series has been all about probate, you can catch up here. This post is going to be slightly different in that it will discuss a potential way to avoid probate. Again, probate in Washington State is typically not as bad as it is in oth...

    March 28, 2019

    This Washington State Probate Series blog will cover creditor claims during the probate. If you missed the prior Washington state probate series blogs, check them out.  

    Washington State Probate: What is a creditor’s claim?

    A creditor claim is a claim that is filed...

    March 14, 2019

    This Washington State Probate Series blog is all about taxes after someone has passed away.  The first part of the blog covers income tax and the second half is about estate tax. We have previously posted about estate tax and you can learn more about it by visiting the...

    February 28, 2019

    Washington State Probate. Probate Basics. What happens if you cannot find a Will? What Happens if Someone Dies without a Will.

    February 15, 2019

    This is the second post in our Washington State Probate series.  In case you missed it, you can find it here. The probate series blog is designed to provide information regarding Washington State probate and to answer questions that we are commonly asked regarding prob...

    January 31, 2019

    Washington State Probate. Probate Basics. What is Washington State Probate? How long does probate last? Do I need to avoid probate in Washington?

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