Estate Planning Posts

Mary Anne Vance’s 2019 Upcoming Presentations:

January 23, 2019 (10 AM – Noon) – Free client seminar: “What’s New in Estate Planning – Trusts, Probate, & End-of-Life Planning.” Presented by attorneys: Mary Anne Vance, Carla Calogero and Anton Cauthorn.

Location: Reed Longyear Malnati and Ahrens, Norton Building conference room (2nd floor), 801 2nd Ave., Seattle 98104.

RSVP via email to mvance@reedlongyearlaw.com or call (206) 624-6271

March 28, 2019 – King County Bar Association,  Continuing Legal Education, “Bridging the Gap: Wills and Trusts.” Presented by attorneys: Mary Anne Vance and Anton Cauthorn

Registration and payment required for attendance. Contact: Chrisd@KCBA.org.

April 19, 2019 – King County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, “Personal Estate Planning for the 99% – Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning.” Presented by attorney: Mary Anne Vance.

Registration and payment required for attendance. Contact: Chrisd@KCBA.org.

Anton Cauthorn: C2019 Washington Estate Tax Exemption Released

Every year, both the federal and Washington estate tax exemptions are increased based on inflation. Here are the updated numbers for 2019: 2018 2019 Washington Estate Tax Exemption $2,193,000 $2,261,000 Federal Estate Tax Exemption $11,180,000 $11,400,000 Annual Federal Gift Tax Exclusion $15,000 $15,000   Estate taxes are only paid by people whose total estate value […]

Do I need an Attorney to Draft my Will?

  Can you save money by using software to draft a DIY (do-it-yourself) will instead of paying an attorney? Technically, yes, you can draft your own will and save money, now. However, what you save now may cost your family far more in the long run. Although you can save money by drafting your own […]