News from the Desk: November 2019

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November is here! Thanksgiving is about gratitude for our friends and family, as well as the mashed potatoes–I hope you enjoy a terrific holiday!

For the seventh year, I look forward to serving as the Master of Ceremonies for the Best of CLE (continuing legal education) program on December 18 and 19, which is sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Colleagues and associates, please join me as we review the Best of CLE webcast of 2019. Stay tuned for more information on this event!

Many of our team members enjoyed attending the Thirteenth Annual MAMA Seattle Annual Banquet on October 23. MAMA Seattle is an organization designed to empower attorney mothers and encourage professional success. Our team enjoyed hearing an informative and inspiring presentation by Michele E. Storms, the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington.

As always, I would love to hear your questions and comments. If you have any questions about our firm and the work we do, please contact us or visit our website.

Recent Updates from Our Blog

Don’t Look a Gift House In The Mouth

“A life estate is a property interest that is less than full ownership. A life estate includes only the right to reside in or use the real property for the lifetime of the recipient of the life estate.” A life estate can be an incredibly useful estate planning tool. However, as a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision shows, the devil is in the details. In this blog post, Sherry explains how a life estate can come with unintended consequences if not set up properly.

How Much Money Should You Leave for Your Pet?

Pets are family and our best friends. They play an integral part in our lives, so why shouldn’t they be included in our estate plans? In this blog post, Stacey digs into the math behind determining the right monetary amount to include in your Will to ensure that your pet will be well cared for upon your death.

What Is Estate Planning?

what-is-estate-planningEstate planning is a source of confusion for many. Some folks may assume it’s something geared only towards the wealthy. In this blog post, Stacey dispels this popular misconception and explains that estate planning is really for everyone.

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