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Trust and Estate Administration: Strategies for Minimizing Stress and Maximizing Results

Posted by on August 13th, 2013 with Comments Off

By Stacey Romberg “A trustee shall administer the trust solely in the interests of the beneficiaries.” -RCW 11.98.078(1) Non-professional fiduciaries serving as personal representatives or trustees often assume their new duties with apprehension. How much time will it take? Will the work be difficult? What if estate heirs or trust beneficiaries start fighting? This article offers 10 straightforward strategies to

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Washington Legal Changes Impacting Estate Planning

Posted by on July 11th, 2013 with Comments Off

I want to update you on recent changes regarding Washington estate tax law. These changes were widely reported in the news, so they may be familiar to you. On June 13, 2013 Governor Inslee signed “emergency legislation” regarding our Washington estate tax.  The alleged emergency was preventing the state’s Department of Revenue from issuing estate tax refund checks.  Here is

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Video on Real Estate in Estate Planning and Probate

Posted by on June 28th, 2011 with Comments Off

Northwest Real Estate Forum with Patricia Wangsness Interview with Stacey Romberg on Real Estate in Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts – 8 minutes 50 seconds. Northwest Real Estate Forum, Real Estate Web Video Resource with Patricia Wangsness. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe

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Probate Process Overview in Washington State

Posted by on April 11th, 2011 with Comments Off

Probate is the administration of an estate upon death. Specifically, “administration” simply means: The decedent’s assets are determined; The legitimate debts are paid; and The decedent’s assets are distributed pursuant to the Will (if any) or the laws of intestate succession (the statutes governing distribution if there’s no Will). 1. Initial Appointment. If there is a Will, the initial appointment

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RCW – Probate

Posted by on April 1st, 2011 with Comments Off

RCW 11.20.010 Duty of custodian of will — Liability. Any person having the custody or control of any will shall, within thirty days after he or she shall have received knowledge of the death of the testator, deliver said will to the court having jurisdiction or to the person named in the will as executor, and any executor having in

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Special Notice – Probate

Posted by on April 1st, 2011 with Comments Off

RCW 11.28.240 Request for special notice of proceedings in probate — Prohibitions. (1) At any time after the issuance of letters testamentary or of administration or certificate of qualification upon the estate of any decedent, any person interested in the estate as an heir, devisee, distributee, legatee or creditor whose claim has been duly served and filed, or the lawyer

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Posted by on March 11th, 2011 with Comments Off

Family fights? If you are involved in a contested probate, you will likely be relying on the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA) provisions to help resolve the dispute. Listed below are key probate provisions of the Revised Code of Washington related to TEDRA. Chapter 11.96A RCW Trust and estate dispute resolution Purpose of the Trust and Estate Dispute

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