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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

WSBA 2023 RPPT Midyear Seminar

Attorneys Maria Gaydos and Michael Longyear will be faculty presenters at the upcoming 2023 WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Seminar. Their topic “Philanthropy: How and When to Encourage it” will focus on the tangible and intangible benefits of philanthropic giving and what role estate planners play in encouraging philanthropy. The presentation will cover charitable planning considerations […]

WAPG 2023 Virtual Spring Conference

Attorneys Michael Longyear and Gregory Porter presented on May 16, 2023 at the Washington Association of Professional Guardians 2023 Virtual Spring Conference. In their presentation “Directing Traffic: The Legal Intersections of Guardianship and Conservator Law”, the attorneys examined the general rules when guardianship/conservatorship cases involve a family law case, a marital separation or tracing community property; a […]

NYT: How Prenups Can Protect You

Prenuptial Agreements are often thought of as protecting a vast amount of wealth and not needed when assets are limited. The New York Times’s recent article “How Prenups Can Protect You in Case of a Divorce – The New York Times (nytimes.com)” reveals that prenuptial agreements are a wonderful tool for anyone. Even when few […]

NYTimes: When Friends Are Your Primary Concern in Making a Will

With blended families and more people opting not to have children, some people may have a concern of who to leave one’s estate to or who will manage their estate after their passing. For many people, friends that take on similar responsibilities and duties to family members, are becoming an increasing option to leave assets […]

2023 Personal Estate Planning for the 99% Program

The King County Bar Association annual Estate Planning for the 99% program will be held on Friday April 28th, 2023. This year’s program will be hybrid, held both online and at the KCBA office from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A number of Reed Longyear attorneys will be participating in this year’s program. Attorney Michael Longyear will be the […]

Revisiting the Secure Act

The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act—more commonly known as the “SECURE Act”—was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and brought enormous changes to the treatment many qualified retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k) accounts. In 2022, additional regulations proposed by the Treasury Department, along with a recent Congressional update known […]

Are My Deposit Accounts Insured by the FDIC?

With bank failures being more pervasive in today’s media, it is helpful to review the amounts the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) may cover and how individual scenarios may affect coverage. Below is a link to the FDIC’s webpage detailing covered financial accounts and coverage limits: https://www.fdic.gov/resources/deposit-insurance/financial-products-insured/ For example, with solo accounts, the FDIC insures […]

The Power of Proactive Planning: Panel Discussion

Join Attorney Michael Longyear and the Aging Wisdom organization and a financial advisor from JP Morgan on March 29th, 2023 for a panel discussion titled The Power of Proactive Planning: The Essentials to Aging Well. The proactive planning panel discussion will explore legal issues: what legal documents are appropriate; when should they be prepared; and […]

Reed Longyear 2023 February Seminar

For those unable to join the live webinar, we are pleased to offer a recording of the Reed Longyear Malnati Corwin & Burnett, PLLC, informational webinar for February 2023. Attorneys presented on a variety of estate planning and family law topics, that include: • Digging Deeper – Options for Disposition of Bodily Remains in Washington, […]

Announcing the Reed Longyear February 2023 Seminar

Please join the attorneys of Reed Longyear Malnati Corwin & Burnett, PLLC, for a free informational webinar in February 2023! This event will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday February 16th at 10 AM PST. Attorneys will be presenting on a variety of estate planning and family law topics, which will include: • Digging […]