Could inheritance disputes be coming as wealth moves to the next generation? One reason that people feel frustrated with an inheritance is when they had expectations that were not met. Current research shows that that situation is playing out for a lot of families.For...
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Boundary dispute? Keep your cool to resolve conflicts
You have lived in your home for many years. You had wonderful neighbors, and everyone respected each other's property. You didn't have a fence then, because you didn't feel that your privacy was being violated.When your neighbor moved and a new family came, you were...
Lot line agreements and mortgage restrictions
You and your neighbor are unsure exactly where your lot line is situated. There is just one fence, and it was there before either of you owned your current homes. You always thought it was your fence from the orientation, but it appears to be too close to your...
What if your spouse doesn’t name you in their will?
Your spouse passes away, and you discover that they never named you in their will or estate plan. What will happen? How does the court view this omission?Generally speaking, there are laws in Washington to help ensure that the surviving spouse will be provided for in...
Friction between adult siblings may lead to disputes
Estate disputes often involve adult siblings who do not agree on what they should do with their parents' estate or what their parents would have wanted. Maybe their parents had no estate plan and died unexpectedly, so it's up to them to sort it out, and they can't...