Estate Law

How Did I Miss That? 5 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

Despite the importance of estate planning, a majority of Americans seem to neglect it. In fact, 60% of American adults do not have a will. Having more than enough to worry about already, many people do not want to add their mortality to their list of concerns. But writing a will can help you take…

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What Is a Durable Power of Attorney? | Spokane, WA

A Power of Attorney designation gives someone the right to make decisions on your behalf in a number of different matters. A Durable Power of Attorney allows for that decision-making to continue, for the designated medical and financial issues that it covers after you become incapacitated or are mentally unable to think for and act for yourself….

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How Do I Go About Setting Up a Trust? | Spokane, WA

People often think a trust is set up only by rich people, but that is not the case. Many people set up trusts, and the reasons are varied. While some people set up revocable trusts to help with taxes, the majority of trusts are set up by people who want to make sure their assets…

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What Are the Duties of a Guardian?

A guardian is appointed by you or a judge to make sure your children are adequately cared for if you pass away or no longer can perform your duties. In essence, it is up to them to provide the child with the same necessities and privileges that they would expect to receive if you were…

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What Is The Difference Between Each Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document that gives someone else the authority to take care of decisions or transactions that you would typically take care of yourself. These documents usually are meant to go into effect should the person who initiated them become incapacitated due to illness or incapacity; often due to age. Each…

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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 feel your papers are secure….

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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 could happen; a car accident,…

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Giving to Charity: How to Leave Your Money to Charity

Did you know that 9% of all money given to charity in the U.S. comes from individual gifts? If you are looking to be a part of this statistic one day, you might have some questions about giving to charity through your will. If you plan correctly, you can leave a lasting positive impact on a…

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On The Hunt: How to Find the Best Estate Planning Lawyer

Putting together a will is something that no one wants to think about, but it is crucial when it comes to handling your wealth and finances. Planning your estate requires the help and experience of a lawyer. They will help you make sense of the process so that you and your family members are covered….

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Five Estate Planning Tips to Make It Easy to Discuss with Your Spouse

Chores, commitment, social media use — these are among some of the most difficult conversations couples can have. Another big sore spot on the list? Finances. We know that talking about money issues is not easy. But it is better than not talking about it now and having a bigger problem in the future. While there are…

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