News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

What if I Can’t Pay Child Support During the Government Shutdown?

There are few absolutes in the world of divorce, but the unbending nature of the obligation to make court-ordered child support and spousal maintenance payments is one of them. The failure to do so can have calamitous consequences, including the possibility of jail time, a requirement to pay your ex-spouse’s attorney’s fees, garnishment of future […]

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 […]

Planning your families’ finances is a daunting task – planning with a special needs child compounds the process greatly. An informative article by the New York Times lends both insight and compassion to this issue. Let our Estate Planning attorneys here at Reed Longyear shoulder some of the financial burden so that you may enjoy every moment spent together with your loved ones!

As we give thanks this season, we want to express our appreciation to you. May your upcoming year be full of good health, happiness and success. From everyone at Reed Longyear Malnati Ahrens, we extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.

Fighting On Against Alzheimer’s A moving article by former New York Times reporter Philip S. Gutis regarding his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2016 and it’s impact on his life.

Specifying Mental Heath Care Before They’re Too Ill to Choose According to the New York Times’ Pam Belluck, psychiatric advance directives allow patients with serious mental illness to specify the treatment they want if they become too sick to say so.

Have a Question about Social Security? Please Hold…

We Went to a Steak Dinner Annuity Pitch. The Salesman Wasn’t Pleased. “The steak dinner pitch might not be a con game, but it is a bit of a psychological dance. Even if you’re still intrigued by a particular product or pitch by the time the cheesecake arrives, get a second or third opinion from an independent financial planner.”

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 […]