Planning for Prison

One area of estate planning that has honestly come as a surprise to me in my practice is what I like to call planning for prison. This may seem to be an odd concept because who really plans for … [Read more...]

Pet Trusts

Did you know you can set up a trust to care for your beloved animals after you pass away? Washington has a law that specifically allows for the establishment and administration of trusts for … [Read more...]

Lawyer House Calls

Traditionally, the house call was something that has been associated mostly with doctors, but, as we are all well aware, the doctor who makes house calls is a rare breed these days. Lawyer house calls … [Read more...]

Aging In Place

According to the AARP and The Atlantic, eighty-seven percent of people over the age of 65 think aging in place is important and want to remain in their current homes, while the average person outlives … [Read more...]

Student Loan Default Upon Death of Cosigner

Recently you may have seen headlines regarding student loan default happening upon the death of the cosigner. The reason so many of these students have cosigners on their loans is that, by cosigning, … [Read more...]

A Unique Service for Seniors

As many who work with seniors know, one of the most challenging parts of aging is the loss of mobility. This can be especially devastating for people of faith who find it difficult or impossible to … [Read more...]

Where There’s a Will

Today I’d like to tell you the story of two people, who I’ll call Rose and Joe*.  Both these individuals passed away in the last two years; both owned homes in King County. Rose died a millionaire, … [Read more...]

What is Probate?

A majority of my practice is devoted to probate. As someone who practices in this area of law, I often take it for granted that people will know what this is. After all, nearly everyone knows what a … [Read more...]