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Safe Start Washington – A Brief Guide for Businesses

For the past few months, domestic economy has come to a halt due to wide-sweeping shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders across the United States, including Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued March 23, 2020. The good news is that the mandatory social distancing and prohibitions have been effective in flattening the curve and preventing […]

Signing Estate Planning Documents While Social Distancing

What are your Options? Electronic signatures? In person signings? Car signings? For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of completing an estate plan to ensure we are prepared for the worst while hoping for the best.  The risk of illness may be a reminder that it’s time to draft a will or a […]

The CARES Act and Your Divorce

The CARES Act makes it easier to tap retirement assets for financially-strapped families during their divorce. Divorcing spouses often face financial belt-tightening measures as they temporarily figure out how to support two households. Money worries are even worse right now thanks to coronavirus-related business shut-downs. People are being furloughed, losing hours, getting laid off, or […]

10 Ways to Move Your Divorce Forward During the COVID19 Pandemic

The interruption of daily life is presenting an enormous challenge for spouses who are currently in the middle of a divorce or who are contemplating filing for divorce. If we ignore for a moment the interruption of court activities, I can’t think of any other time in history where we have been consumed by so […]

Estate Planning Self-Help in Uncertain Times: A Note From Mary Anne Vance

In times of uncertainty or distress, I focus on the things I can control, like what I’ll make for dinner or when will I take a walk. Having some sense of control stabilizes me.  During the past two weeks I have talked with many clients about ways they can confirm their control of their advance […]

COVID19 Update: The CARES Act

A Brief Overview of Key Provisions for Small Businesses While large and small businesses are both suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses generally lack the resources to outlast what is likely to be a long-term impact on their business operations. On Friday, March 27, the largest economic stimulus package in American […]

Virtual Donor Town Hall Hosted by Fred Hutch

Join Fred Hutch for their next virtual Donor Town Hall on Wednesday, April 8, from noon to 1 p.m. PDT. Dr. Thomas Lynch Jr., President and Director, will be joined by Drs. Stephanie Lee and Steve Pergam. They will share updates on Fred Hutch’s COVID-19 efforts and answer more of your questions. Dr. Lee is […]

COVID19 Guidance for Employers

This is an exceptionally difficult time for many local businesses and our clients. The rapidly changing landscape makes it difficult to plan precisely. This general guidance can be used as a framework for addressing several employment related questions as of March 25, 2020. We expect both the advice and situation to change so please check […]

Coronavirus and Your Parenting Plan

As a parent, you’re concerned about coronavirus and want to do everything possible to safeguard your kids — and yourself — from this fast spreading health risk. But as a divorced co-parent, you’ve also got the added pressure of needing to coordinate COVID-19 precautionary measures with your ex.  Could COVID-19 disrupt your parenting plan? When […]

Considerations in Individualized End of Life Planning

Patient Autonomy and the Right to Self-Determination in Medical and End-of-Life Decision Making: A competent individual’s right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment is generally acknowledged and accepted, as is an individual’s ability to exercise this right through advance written directives, or through a surrogate decision maker. Self-determination and the right to autonomy in healthcare and […]