Pints & Planning

You're Invited! Please join us for our Pints & Planning event on October 30th.  We will be hosting this event at My Fresh Basket in Spokane We’ll be featuring seasonal beer and fun tasty paired treats while we get financial planning & wills and estates questions answered. Read More

How Long Can You Expect The VA to Spend in Preparation for a Decision?

If you are applying or have already applied for VA benefits, you might find yourself wondering how will the VA take to make a decision? Though we would like to gaze into a crystal ball to tell you - in truth, this is a difficult question to answer. Many separate factors go into a VA decision.  Each of those factors potentially causing the VA's timeline to extend.   We'll explore this more below by breaking Read More

How are PTSD and Disability-Related for Social Security?

If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may be wondering how PTSD and Disability are related to Social Security. Will you be able to receive Social Security Disability if you suffer from PTSD? How do you prove that you have a PTSD related disability and cannot work? PTSD and Known Side Effects Issues like severe depression and anxiety, hallucinations, irritability, memory, and Read More

Child Custody, Divorce, Parenting Plans and How They Impact Estate Planning In WA State

Estate planning is an important step for any adult person. Estate planning not only makes sure your requests are followed after your death, but it also ensures your family members have a plan for what to do with your assets.   Unfortunately, some circumstances (that may also have led to a divorce in the first place) can affect the overall child, parent, property equation. Here are some of the Read More

Is Sleep Apnea a Disability?

Is sleep apnea a disability? Sometimes the guidelines regarding whether you qualify for SSI or SSDI can be confusing. Some disabilities, Sleep Apnea, for instance, are not always straight to the point. Is Sleep Apnea a Disability? Sleep Apnea happens to be one of those disabilities that can fall into different categories.  In particular, the aspects surrounding severity and cause.  Either or both of 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

Aretha Franklin Did Not Leave a Will

Many of us were saddened by the news that we lost a great singer, Aretha Franklin, on August 16, 2018. She was known as the “Queen of Soul” and her family saw her as the rock of their family.  Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 after fighting advanced pancreatic cancer.  What may be even more surprising than her death, is the fact that she did not leave a will.  What does this mean for her estimated 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

Wine, Women, & Wills

You're Invited! Please join us for our next Wine, Women, and Wills event on September 26th. We will be hosting this event at Seasons of Coeur d'Alene in ID We'll enjoy wine tasting and get ALL our questions about wills and estates answered. Read More

What Legal Documents Would I Need To Establish Child Custody If Their Parents Were to Die?

If you have been asked to be the guardian of a child in your life, you may be wondering what legal documents you would need to have ready to go if the worst case scenario were to occur. If you are the appointed guardian of one or several minors - here are the documents you should have readily available in the case of an untimely parent death or incapability to raise  Last Will and Testament Not everyone Read More