Estate Planning
Randi Johnson

Estate Planning Advice for Starting Difficult Family Conversations

Do you have aging parents, or are you worried about what you may be leaving behind? Dreading having that hard conversation about estate planning?   Nobody wants to think about the possibility of their loved ones passing away but preparing for these kinds of things in advance can provide everybody

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VA
Randi Johnson

My Veterans Service Connected Disability Claim Was Denied. Now What?

Though Veterans are entitled to service-connected disability benefits, studies have shown that the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) rejects up to 70% of claims for various reasons.  If you have had a service-connected disability claim rejected and you disagree with the decision, you need to file an appeal. It will not be

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Family Protection Planning
Randi Johnson

Temporary Guardianship-Who Will Step in If You Can’t Be There?

Most parents have a plan in place for seeing that their children are cared for if they die. What is often overlooked is what will happen to their children should they become temporarily incapable of caring for them and only need someone to step in and take over parental duties

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Estate Planning
Randi Johnson

When Granting Guardianship to a Family Member Is a Bad Idea

One of the most challenging things parents have to consider is that they may one day need someone to step in and take over the job of raising their children due to an unexpected accident or illness. Courts typically grant guardianship of children to the surviving parent. But what happens

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Estate Planning
Randi Johnson

Where Should You Store Your Estate Planning Forms?

You have taken the time to make sure all your estate papers are filled out carefully. You have left nothing out, and nobody is forgotten, right down to your pet birds. You have a safe deposit box at the bank that you have done business with for years, and you

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Estate Planning
Randi Johnson

Do I Need a Guardianship Attorney? | Spokane, Washington

Choosing someone to whom you should grant guardianship of your minor children in the event you are no longer able to care for them is a difficult idea to wrestle with. First things, first, it is not even clear what we mean by not able to take care of them.  What

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