February is always an interesting month in the Northwest. Spring buds are starting to push up from the chilly ground. The sun is setting later, giving us more chances to get outside and enjoy the crisp, clear days. I hope you are staying healthy and happy as we head towards spring!
Happy birthday to Roger! My favorite feline companion and our office’s Morale Leader turns 13 on February 18! I will be celebrating his entrance into the teenage years with extra chicken treats and maybe a new toy or two.
I’m excited to report that my latest article, “Role Reversal: Lessons Learned When an Attorney Becomes a Client,” was published last month in the American Bar Association’s GPSolo eReport. I learned a lot after my mother’s passing in 2020 and used those insights to enhance our work with clients. Please take a look and let me know what you think!
I will be attending the Seattle Estate Planning Council’s February 16 Dinner Meeting, where there will be a panel discussing “Planning for a Client’s Incapacity: The Pitfalls We See.” Our firm frequently encounters issues of this nature, so this topic is of great interest.
Today is the day! It’s the day my dear friend and favorite mystery writer Rob Osler’s new book, The Devil’s Chew Toy, is released! Good Reads already has some great reviews that nail the essence of this quirky read: “This book is on the right side of ridiculous.” And “This book was so freaking fun!” You should get your hands on a copy and settle in for a cozy winter mystery set in Seattle. Congratulations Rob!
Aquamation is a relatively new and environmentally friendly method of disposing of your remains after you die, and it’s something Archbishop Desmond Tutu chose for himself. Does this method sound interesting to you as well? Learn more about aquamation in Stacey’s informative blog post.
What can the world’s #1 ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic’s recent deportation from Australia teach us about the attorney-client relationship? Read more from Stacey to find out.
Last month, Stacey wrote about the federal annual gift tax exclusion for 2022. In the latest blog post from Sherry, she discusses the changes (or lack thereof) to the 2022 Washington estate tax.