There is an old saying familiar to many in Seattle: "nothing lasts forever." While it may seem like a tired cliché to you, it is nevertheless true as it relates to a trust. As the grantor of a trust, not only do you have some say as to how and when the...
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Month: January 2019
The top 5 reasons you’ll have a dispute with your neighbor
Your new neighbor moves in and they seem nice and friendly right off the bat. You don't see them too often, but they wave at you when you walk the dog and occasionally make small talk over the fence.Though you don't like to think about it, by virtue of your proximity,...
Secondhand pot smoke and your neighbors
Washington State was one of the first states in the country to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. While this has been legal now for a few years, there are still situations that arise in which people may be unsure about what might be legal or what...
What happens if you need to change your will?
Changing a will in Washington is more common than you may think. Any time you have a significant change in life circumstances, you may change your will to reflect the change. There is no penalty involved in changing a will and no limit to the number of times you can...
Proving undue influence
Estate administration proceedings often may not play out the way that you or other interested parties may have anticipated. Those looking in on your situation from an outside prospective may view any questions you or others have about the decedent's will as simply...