What is a Meretricious Relationship?

While a great number of relationships will split up between their first and second year, many will persist for many years or even decades. If both parties can not agree or do not believe in the traditions of marriage, they might still be regarded under the law as in a meretricious relationship (definitions and terminology vary depending upon the state of residence). Here is everything to know about whether or Read More

What to Look for in a Great Disability Lawyer

Have you submitted a disability benefits claim and are waiting to hear whether or not it's been approved? Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you. Only 23% of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims are approved at the initial application stage. Sometimes, even less if you did not use a disability lawyer. Of course, you can always appeal a denial of disability, but even then, you're facing an Read More

How a PTSD Disability Impacts Your VA Compensation Claim

As 13 million people across the country experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in some form, there are many highly functioning people actively managing their disability on a daily basis. Likewise, there are many more who are unaware they may have PTSD or do not know how to go about getting treatment and compensation for it. If you struggle with the symptoms of PTSD the last thing you want to deal Read More

Disinheriting a Child and Other Considerations of a Last Will and Testament

While nearly 70% of millennials expect some kind of inheritance from family members, only about 40% end up getting one. Those whose family have decided on disinheriting a child could be in for a bigger surprise. Here is everything you need to understand about the process and the concept. Why Disinherit a Child? When you have a child or a grandchild who you choose to disinherit, you are Read More

Spotlight On: Nicole Nimens – YWCA & Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  Lilac City Law is proud to partner with businesses and organizations in the Spokane area to make sure you’re taken care of beyond the scope of our services.    Here is a List of Our Partners In this Spotlight On blog article, we asked Nicole Nimens to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and how the YWCA is committed to Ending the Silence around domestic violence and supporting victims and survivors. Read More

Jump & Bounce & Estate Planning

You're Invited!  We will be presenting an interactive lecture about the critical information every parent needs to know how to protect their family should Mom or Dad become incapacitated or pass away. You can’t afford to miss this opportunity! See you there! Read More

Top 5 Tips on Filing a Disability Claim for Pseudoclaudication

Living with back pain can be immensely hard and, at times, all but impossible. For those who suffer from pseudoclaudication, dealing with extreme back pain is a daily struggle. The cramping in the lower back, hips, and legs can lead to individuals having to cause you to put your entire life on hold to deal with your symptoms. Fortunately, if you are living with this disorder, you can get financial help in the Read More

How Planning for Being Incapacitated Will Strengthen Your Whole Family & Estate Plan

When you think about it, planning your estate is not about dying. It's about managing and protecting your assets, and who gets to control them, while you are living. If you become incapacitated, having an incapacity plan in with your overall estate plan ensures that your best interests are clear. It also ensures your family is taken care of. Why An Incapacity Plan? If you become seriously ill or develop Read More

Spotlight On: Meredith Banka

Lilac City Law is proud to partner with businesses and organizations in the Spokane area to make sure you’re taken care of beyond the scope of our services.  Here is a List of Our Partners In this Spotlight On blog article, we asked Meredith Banka to talk to us about her work, her philosophy, and an amazing workshop she has coming up on October 25th. Meredith Banka - Massive Giving, Massive Read More

Wine, Women, & Wills

You're Invited! Please join us for our next Wine, Women, and Wills event on November 13th. We will be hosting this event at My Fresh Basket in Spokane. We'll enjoy wine tasting and get ALL our questions about wills and estates answered. Light appetizers and local wine served while learning about the critical documents all women must have to protect themselves and their families. Read More