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2022 WSBA Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section Meeting

The Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section is having its midyear meeting and conference on Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th, 2022. Reed Longyear Attorney Michael J Longyear, with co-presenter Attorney Miriam Ayoub of Graunke Ayoub Law, will be presenting on the newly enacted Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective […]

WAPG 2022 Virtual Spring Conference

The 2022 Spring Virtual Conference hosted by the Washington Association of Professional Guardians will take place on Tuesday May 17th, 2022. The event will be hosted virtually from 7:50 am to 3 pm. Reed Longyear Attorney Michael Longyear, along with co-presenter Miriam Ayoub, will be giving a presentation regarding the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other […]

New York Times – Exploring The Health Effects of Ageism

The recent New York Times article (linked below), Exploring the Health Effects of Ageism, provides surprising data and outcomes that ageism can have, especially negative health impacts on our aging population. If you are unsure about what ageism is or how it can be manifested and how the negative effects can stay with individuals long […]

Annual Personal Estate Planning for the 99% Program

The King County Bar Association annual Estate Planning for the 99% program will be held on Wednesday April 27th, 2022. This year’s virtual program will be held from 8:00 am to 4:30pm. A number of Reed Longyear attorneys will be participating in this year’s program. Attorneys Michael Longyear and Anton Cauthorn will be co-chairing this event. Attorney Mary Anne Vance, along with […]

Estate Planning At Any Age

Your estate plan must evolve as you age Regardless of the stage of life you are currently in, it is important to bear in mind that your estate plan is not a static document. Reviewing and revising your estate plan is critical — because what is important to you in your 20s or 30s likely […]

Ancillary Probates

With the pandemic legitimizing remote work solutions, more and more people are purchasing and owning real property in multiple states. During life, this situation typically does not cause any issue, however, upon death, this may lead to more administrative work for your executor/personal representative as most jurisdictions require an ancillary probate be initiated to transfer […]

Guardianship & Elder Law March Section Meeting

The King County Bar Association Guardianship & Elder Law monthly section will be meeting at noon on Thursday March 17, 2022. This month’s program is a includes a presentation on Access to Justice in Guardianship and Elder Law and Pro Bono Opportunities by Attorney Michael Longyear, Attorney Meredith Grigg of the Northwest Justice Project, and Alex […]

Options for Disposition of Remains in Washington

During the estate planning process, one of the most difficult decisions for our clients is deciding what to do with their body after death. Thankfully, Washington law is progressive and now offers many options for consumers: Burial, Cremation, Composting, and Liquification. BURIAL, CREMATION, COMPOSTING AND LIQUIFICATION The most common methods for disposing of a body […]

Letters of Instruction to Your Fiduciaries

One of the most helpful things a principal completing an estate plan can do for their nominated agents or fiduciaries is to draft a Letter of Instruction (LOI) to provide additional context for their intentions. Like following a recipe with illustrations, a principal not only helps ensure their intent is carried out but also can […]

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law March Section Meeting

King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Law monthly section meeting at noon on Wednesday March 2, 2022. This month’s program is a panel presentation and discussion by Attorney Lisa E. Schaures on changes to the Washington state Non-profit Corporation Act and updates on planned-giving by Janell Johnson of Phila Engaged Giving.  Reed Longyear […]