How to Include Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

By now, digital assets such as your username and passwords, email accounts, and social media are crucial to your everyday life. As something that’s so important to managing everything we do, your digital assets are important to include in your estate plan. In order for the details of your estate plan to be followed, your executor will likely need access to some sort of digital account, whether that be your bank or Read More

The Importance of Proving Negligence in Washington Law

Whether it’s an accident, a slip-and-fall injury, or a case of medical malpractice, negligence is the basis of many different legal cases. While it may be easy for you to call someone negligent in their actions, proving negligence to a Washington court isn’t nearly as simple. Proving that someone acted in a negligent matter may be key to your case, and doing so in the correct manner is crucial to a successful Read More

Alternatives to Divorce in Washington State

While divorce is sometimes necessary, in certain cases an alternative may be more suitable. Most spouses will likely find that a regular divorce process is still needed, but if you’re able to fit the criteria for any of these alternative divorce options, they may be able to save you time, money, and emotional baggage. Legal Separation In a legal separation, you will not be divorced in the eyes of the law. Legal Read More

Keeping Your Children and Your Divorce Separated

Children are often the biggest concern when entering into a divorce, and rightfully so. Divorce can leave a lasting impact on your children, and how you and your partner handle the divorce may form your children’s views on marriage for the future. It’s important to keep your children and your divorce separate, not only for them, but for your own sake. Stick to your parenting plan & schedule Following a schedule Read More

4 Times When You Need To Update Your Estate Plan

Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your remaining property, belongings, and money after you pass away. Your Estate Plan isn’t just something you can “set and forget,” however. It is a living document. It reflects your life and your wishes, so it changes as your life does too. Unfortunately, your Estate Plan does not automatically update Read More

4 New Year’s Resolutions For Recently Divorced People

The New Year feels like a new beginning for many people. For those who are recently divorced, it might feel like even more of a fresh start. If next year is the first year you’ve started out single in a while, congratulations! We know how difficult divorce can be, and that it doesn’t always feel like an accomplishment when it’s over. If you’re wondering where to go from this new start, here are our 4 New Year’s Read More

3 Ways To Transfer Real Estate Outside of Probate

When someone dies without having made an Estate Plan with an attorney, their remaining belongings and property (their estate) and money (their assets) enter probate. Probate is a process where a Judge in the state someone lived in determines where their estate and assets should go. Without a set plan from the individual, these important decisions are made at a Judge’s discretion. While probate is a standard process, Read More

How to Deal With the Family Business in a Divorce

Dividing assets and debts is often the most complex part of a divorce. The longer you’ve been married to your spouse, the more things you’ve accumulated during your marriage. Making an inventory of every last asset and determining whether each asset is community or separate property can be tedious.  Making matters more complex is the fact that some assets can be a mixture of community and separate property. Those Read More

5 Things Cyclists in Washington State Need to Know

A bicycle is considered a legal road vehicle, similar to a car or motorcycle, in Washington state. The vast majority of drivers respect the rules of the road and the right of cyclists to share the pavement. However, drivers who don’t use reasonable care and caution leave cyclists uniquely vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and, unfortunately, death in the event of an accident. We have some tips below to ensure Read More

5 Tips for Choosing a Trustee or Executor

When going through the estate planning process, there are many things to consider. Deciding what you want to happen to your various assets may be difficult at times, but it is what most people need to think about throughout this experience. What many people fail to give a lot of thought to, however, is deciding who should serve as the trustee or executor of their Will, trusts, or other estate planning Read More