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When a neighbor's unruly pet won't pipe down

Dogs are humans' best friends, but not when an irritated neighbor is involved. Confrontations can be difficult to initiate -- especially when the issue stems from a nearby homeowner -- but nevertheless are the answer for some Seattle residents who simply want peace of mind. Many might assume that most neighbor disputes lead to little change, but some situations reach the point of legal concern.

What falls under the umbrella of property disputes?

In Seattle, as residents like you know, there isn't a whole lot of elbow room. With living quarters packed relatively close together, the possibility of property disputes may rise. Riach Gese Jacobs, PLLC, works to provide people like you with the information you need to know what could be considered a property dispute.

Benefit of a QTIP trust

Many people in Washington State have heard or read virtual horror stories about how family members end up feuding both in court and out of court over the assets left by a deceased parent, step-parent or other relative. These situations can happen in nuclear families and blended families alike and make the need for a solid estate plan highly important. Even if you don't believe that your kids or stepchildren would engage in such behavior, it is more than worth your time to learn about some unique ways of helping to guard against this.

Why do inheritance disputes involve assets with little value?

You know why high-value inheritance disputes happen: Everyone wants their cut. The house is worth $750,000, for instance, so every sibling wants a piece. Or the bank account has $500,000, and every relative is thinking of how to spend his or her portion. Things can get very complicated when an estate is over $1 million, especially if the heirs don't have nearly that much to their name.

Crossing the line: who wins in a property dispute?

Home is where the peace and quiet is -- that is the motto for most Seattle dwellers, at least. Yet when a neighbor takes on another unruly pet or frequently hosts band practice at midnight, tensions can inevitably run high. When those tensions involve more complex issues, including disputes over property lines, the routes to solutions can appear all the more challenging.

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