You might think it is enough to tell your loved ones what you would like them to inherit from you, but your statements alone are not enough, and here is why: The Dead Man’s Statute, RCW 5.60.030, is designed to prevent interested parties from testifying against the decedent’s estate about interactions they had with the […]
What is a Health Care Durable Power of Attorney?
In Washington State, a Health Care Durable Power of Attorney (HCDPOA) is a document that allows the principal (the person for whom the document is prepared) to give a trusted individual the authority to make health care decisions on the principal’s behalf when the principal is unable to due to incapacity (See State of Washington […]
Why Every Parent of Minor Children Needs a Personal and Estate Plan
If you are a parent of young children, you undoubtedly have a to-do list a mile long. Your personal and estate planning is likely pretty low on the list given the extraordinary juggling of tasks raising a family requires. Estate planning also might not seem like a priority when you are young and you feel […]