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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When Will Social Security Run Out? Here Is the Truth About SSI

Social security is the most prominent social insurance program in the US, but is it really here to stay? While the Social Security Administration (SSA) provided more than $1 trillion USD in benefits in 2018, the funds will not last forever, right?  Well…maybe? So, when will Social Security run out? Let’s attempt to clear the air a little […]

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What Are the New Tax Law Exemptions for Estate Planning?

Another tax season is here, and Americans have more questions than ever. The reason is that the United States government drastically overhauled its tax code in 2017. In December 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). President Trump signed the TCJA, and its implementation started with the 2018 tax season. The tax […]

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Your Guide to Forming a Charitable Trust

If you love the idea of contributing to society through philanthropic donations, consider setting up a charitable trust. Not only will giving back make you feel great, but you can also snag some considerable estate and income tax benefits. The more money you give, the more you save. In fact, wealthy estates could save hundreds […]

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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 with some much-needed peace of […]

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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 if you are a single […]

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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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