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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Keep Your Assets Safe: How to Protect Yourself From Lawsuits

You have worked hard to have everything you own. That is why you cannot just leave your assets open to seizure in lawsuits or debts. You have to protect them. Each year over 40 million lawsuits are filed in the United States, many of them seem frivolous. However, many of these frivolous lawsuits end with the plaintiff […]

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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 […]

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What Guardianship Forms Do I Need To Protect My Children?

What Guardianship Forms Do I Need To Protect My Children?

Anyone with a child should have an estate plan.  A fundamental part of your estate planning is setting up the appropriate guardianship forms should something happen to you. Unfortunately, many people do not have an estate plan or guardianship plans because they either have not thought about it or they are unsure how to start. […]

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How You Can and Should Educate Your Family About Your Estate Planning Forms

How You Can and Should Educate Your Family About Your Estate Planning Forms

Having an estate plan in order is the best way to protect your family if you unexpectedly die or become disabled. Fundamentally, an estate plan is a collection of necessary forms and instructions for people to use and follow when they eventually become necessary (and they will someday). Once you have estate plan established, and […]

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Does Tenancy By the Entirety Matter Where I Live? (Spokane, WA)

Does Tenancy By the Entirety Matter Where I Live? (Spokane, WA)

When purchasing a home or property, most people do not know that there are several forms of ownership. Regarding inheritance and passing on property, each form has its own way of affecting your property when you die. It’s a bit complicated, but if you are planning on leaving your children property, you should have a […]

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Setup a Kid’s Protection Plan Today, Here’s How to Do It in Spokane, WA!

Setup a Kid’s Protection Plan Today, Here’s How to Do It in Spokane, WA!

When you started having children, the last thing you probably thought about was setting up a kid’s protection plan. We do not like to be forced to think about a time when we may not be able to take care of children. However, the sad reality is that for some, it does happen. Setting up […]

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6 Steps to Select and Name the Right Guardians for Your Children

6 Steps to Select and Name the Right Guardians for Your Children

  One of your most important responsibilities as a parent is to select and legally document guardians for your children. This does not mean just naming godparents or trusting the grandparents will step in if necessary. It means consciously deciding who would raise your children if you cannot. And then it means legally documenting your […]

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