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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Tipping in Washington State: FAQ for the Employer and Employee

I frequently receive questions about tipping from small business or restaurant owners and employees. The purpose of this article is to provide initial answers to a couple of common questions. As always, this is not intended to be legal advice and context is everything. If you have questions specific to your situation you should consult with […]

Mike Longyear and Jason Burnett to Present Probate Administration CLE

Attorneys Mike Longyear and Jason Burnett will be presenting at a CLE course on Probate Administration this Thursday, November 13th.  Mike Longyear is also co-chairing this program! This comprehensive course covers what you need to know from opening a probate to closing a probate and everything in between. Click this link for registration information and further event details!

Welcome Carla Calogero to Reed Longyear Law

Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Carla Calogero as an Associate Attorney to our team of knowledgeable and professional attorneys. Ms. Calogero concentrates her practice in elder and special needs law; guardianships, probates and trusts; vulnerable adult protective actions; litigation and TEDRA (Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act) […]

Guardianship Pt. 2: How to Start a Guardianship

This is part two of a series on guardianship.  The introduction to the series can be viewed here. How is a guardianship started? Anyone who is interested in the well-being of an alleged incapacitated person’s (AIP) can petition the court for the appointment of a guardian of the person and/or estate.  A guardianship petition contains allegations […]

Our own Michael Longyear was recently interviewed by Bank Investment Consultant Magazine for their September cover story titled, “Dementia: The Growing Risk of Retirement.”   When Dementia Strikes Clients: What You Can Do: http://t.co/heiwecu3mr | by @MCorreia101 — Bank Inv. Consultant (@BIConline) September 12, 2014

What an Employer Needs to Know When Creating an Employee Manual

What is an Employee Manual? In Washington State it almost certainly is not a contract or agreement to change the at-will nature of your employment. It is a guide for Employees to understand Company policies. It is a guide for Employers to understand their obligations under the law, and to establish policies and goals in […]

Guardianship Pt. 1: An Introduction to Guardianship

Clients often come to Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC with questions about guardianship and what it means.  While a guardianship proceeding can be stressful and complicated, it can be mitigated with the help of an experienced guardianship attorney, as well as taking a proactive approach to gain an understanding of the process and the […]

What is a Health Care Durable Power of Attorney?

In Washington State, a Health Care Durable Power of Attorney (HCDPOA) is a document that allows the principal (the person for whom the document is prepared) to give a trusted individual the authority to make health care decisions on the principal’s behalf when the principal is unable to due to incapacity (See State of Washington […]