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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

COVID19 Guidance for Employers

This is an exceptionally difficult time for many local businesses and our clients. The rapidly changing landscape makes it difficult to plan precisely. This general guidance can be used as a framework for addressing several employment related questions as of March 25, 2020. We expect both the advice and situation to change so please check […]

Congratulations to the Best Lawyers in America!

A big congratulations to both Attorneys Michael Longyear and Mary Anne Vance, who were once again honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Trusts and Estates. We are proud to work alongside such wonderful, hardworking attorneys. We honor you for this well deserved acclaim!

2020 Rural Palliative Care Education Series: Legal Issues at the Heart of Serious Illness

Join the Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative and our very own Attorney Carla Calogero for a presentation regarding the issues surrounding what your healthcare team needs to understand about the legal issues related to serious illness. Attorney Calogero will be joined by Associate Professor Lisa Brodoff to participate in this discussion, which will be moderated […]

Congratulations to Reed Longyear Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Washington for 2020

It is with great honor that we recognize the attorneys at our firm who have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Washington for 2020! We are pleased to announce the following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Star selection: Michael LongyearSuper Lawyer, 2003-2010 2014-2020 […]

Pending Legislation Could Impact Parental Rights

From time to time, the state legislature makes changes to the laws regarding parenting plans (RCW 26.09). In 2019 and 2020, two bills were introduced that would have a big impact on decision-making, residential time, modification of parenting plans, and dispute resolution. It is not certain that the legislature will take these bills up again […]

Including your Frequent Flyer Miles in your Estate Plan and your Divorce

The first thing that pops into most minds when starting estate planning or a divorce is “Who gets the house, car, bank account, 401(k), dog, etc.” But not all the valuable assets in an estate are so obvious. Case in point, frequent flyer miles. The Hidden Value For Your Beneficiaries The value of frequent flyer […]

Top Apps for Working Remotely with Your Divorce Attorney

Long before the Coronavirus required people to stay at home, clients frequently communicated with their divorce attorney via phone and email. New social distancing measures, however, have shined an increasingly brighter spotlight on the role of technology in navigating your divorce. The following is a list of key programs and apps that will you help […]

COVID19 and Your Health Care Directive

While the risk of ending up on a ventilator from coronavirus is fairly low for most people, this article in the Seattle Times highlights the importance of considering what kind of life sustaining treatment you would want if you were facing dire circumstances. A properly crafted Health Care Directive gives your health care providers and […]

Supreme Court Victory: Spousal Inheritance Rights After a Separation Agreement

We want to congratulate Attorney Jason Burnett of Reed Longyear, who recently had success representing his client in a case that went to the Washington Supreme Court and resolved an unsettled area of law in Washington relating to death and inheritance during a divorce.  The case was Petelle v. Ersfeld-Petelle and determined that some separation […]

Safe Start Washington – A Brief Guide for Businesses

For the past few months, domestic economy has come to a halt due to wide-sweeping shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders across the United States, including Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued March 23, 2020. The good news is that the mandatory social distancing and prohibitions have been effective in flattening the curve and preventing […]

Signing Estate Planning Documents While Social Distancing

What are your Options? Electronic signatures? In person signings? Car signings? For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of completing an estate plan to ensure we are prepared for the worst while hoping for the best.  The risk of illness may be a reminder that it’s time to draft a will or a […]