Washington Premises Liability Explained

Premises liability refers to the general legal obligation of property owners – private, commercial and public property alike – to keep their premises safe and free of hazards to outside parties who may have reason to be on the premises. The legal concept of premises liability in Washington state is not absolute, though; premises owners are not automatically liable for deaths or injuries of people that occur on their Read More

Landlords: 5 Clauses To Include in your Lease Agreements

The key to any successful landlord-tenant relationship is a solid lease agreement that includes all legally required clauses and additional ones addressing any contingencies that may arise. An example of a required clause in Washington is one concerning the duration of the tenancy and whether the contract is a renter’s or lease agreement. A lease agreement applies to any long-term living situation, typically twelve Read More

What Happens if You Pass Away Without a Will in Washington?

If someone passes away without a Will, their estate will pass on to their heirs through a process known as intestate succession. The intestate succession laws can vary somewhat from state to state, so it is important to make sure you are looking specifically at how this will work in Washington. This post will explain what will happen with your estate if you pass away without a Will or other estate plan in this state. Read More

5 Requirements You Need to Petition to Modify a Parenting Plan

  A parenting plan is essential for ensuring stability for both parents and children. It creates a set routine with specific days and times that each parent will spend time with the children. Having a schedule promotes stability, reduces conflict and creates an environment where parents and their children can build strong relationships. When the plan is first created and approved by the court, it is meant to Read More