News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

15th Annual Probate Administration Seminar

Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens PLLC is well represented at the upcoming 15th Annual Probate Administration Seminar, to be hosted by the King County Bar Association on November 1st, 2019. Attorney Michael Longyear is once again co-chair of this event–an honor he has achieved for more than ten years. Attorney Mary Anne Vance is a […]

What To Do With An Inheritance

First piece of advice: don’t spend it all in one place! The most common mistake made when receiving an inheritance, even a smaller one, is to spend it quickly. Don’t make any rash decisions, take time to explore your options, and enlist help if you need it. Check out this New York Times article that […]

Happy Anniversary, Fred!

Happy work anniversary to one of our wonderful leaders, Attorney Fred Reed! Attorney Reed has been with Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens since September 24th, 1972. This marks his 47th year with RLMA! Congratulations on a wonderful career, and a well-earned reputation as one of Seattle’s best attorneys. Mr. Reed is admitted to the Washington […]

‘Speaking of Dying’ Event

For those interested in learning more about home funerals and green burials, Speaking of Dying presents “Greening Death” on September 28th, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00pm. The event will be held at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St, Seattle. Lucinda Herring, author of “Reimagining Death,” as well as others featured in her book, […]

Attorney Cauthorn to speak at Probate & Trust Law Section Meeting

Tomorrow, September 4th, 2019, Reed Longyear’s own Anton Cauthorn will be speaking at the Probate & Trust Law Section Meeting regarding a topic we posted about a few months ago–what to do with your body when you die. We look forward to hearing what Attorney Cauthorn has to say regarding the matter! 

Summer Fun!

Last week, the RLMA office enjoyed a fun day of golf and food at Interbay Golf Course for the annual summer event. Organized by our wonderful paralegal, Melissa MacDonald, everyone had a lovely time enjoying golf, the driving range, and putt putt. The day ended with a delicious burger bar, as well as prizes handed […]

What Do I Do With My Possessions When I Die?

Washington State law provides for the disposition of personal property like dishes, silverware and other family heirlooms in wills or trust documents. However, a recent article in the Seattle Times discusses a cultural and social change to consider when planning your estate  – younger family members are now less inclined to want family heirlooms when […]

Pitfalls When Accessing the Phone and Computer of a Loved One

A recent New York Times article titled I Needed to Save My Mother’s Memories. I Hacked Her Phone discusses the plight of a woman who has just lost her mother. The article discusses how her mother’s history and personal information was only accessible through her iPhone or apple accounts. However, she did not have her […]

Major Changes to Washington Non-Compete Law

For the first time, Washington state has passed a comprehensive law controlling Non-Compete Agreements in Washington State. The status quo of uncertain enforcement and difficult interpretation of “reasonable” agreements provisions are no more. In short, Non-Compete type Agreements for the majority of employees in WA will no longer be enforceable beginning January 1, 2020. Of […]

What Can I Do With My Body After I Die?

You may have heard that Washington just passed a new law that allows human composting (officially called “natural organic reduction”). This law also allows another option called hydro cremation (officially called “alkaline hydrolysis”). This means we now have four options for disposing of our remains in Washington that include: burial, cremation, composting, and hydro cremation. […]