July 22, 2020

Estate Planning in Washington State. What is estate planning. Do I need a Will or a Trust. When to update estate planning? Estate planning lawyer.

April 10, 2020

For those business in King County affected by COVID-19, below is information on potential resources/information gathering options available for affected businesses. 

King County’s Small Business Task Force is holding webinars to help small businesses in our area underst...

April 9, 2020

Coronavirus has caused so many changes. One change being the way courts in the State of Washington are handling probates during this time. Due to the Governor's stay home order for the State of Washington, which was extended until May 4th, individuals are not allowed t...

April 3, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have received a flurry of inquiries from clients and prospective clients scrambling to create or modify their estate plans during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here to help.  Our office is finding creating ways to interact with clients to disc...

March 30, 2020

Recently, I have been fielding many questions regarding what the Washington State requirements are for a valid Will.  This quick blog post will answer those questions and clear up misconceptions regarding whether or not a Will is valid.

Who can make a Will?

  1. Anyone ov...

December 19, 2019

The estate and gift tax exemption at the federal level for 2020 is $11.58 million per individual, up from $11.4 million in 2019. That means an individual can leave $11.58 million to heirs and pay no federal estate or gift tax, while a married couple will be able to shi...

December 13, 2019

Washington State announced on Wednesday that an estimated 259,000 workers in Washington State will be eligible for overtime pay by 2028.

New rules are phased in starting July 1, 2020.  According to the Department of Labor and Industries, for an employee to be exempt fro...

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...

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