Blog Posts in 2019

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  • When Do I Need a Lawyer After Someone Has Died?
    When Do I Need a Lawyer After Someone Has Died?

    After a loved one has passed away, certain steps have to be taken for which a lawyer’s help is ordinarily needed. There are other practical actions and decisions that family members can usually ...

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  • GUARDIANS, GUARDIANSHIP and POWERS OF ATTORNEY
    GUARDIANS, GUARDIANSHIP and POWERS OF ATTORNEY

    People often ask me about becoming a Guardian for family member, and about Guardianship in comparison to Power of Attorney. Becoming a Guardian means being officially appointed by the court following ...

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  • Don't Give All Your Money To The Nursing Home!
    Don't Give All Your Money To The Nursing Home!

    People think that if you’re headed toward expensive long-term care such as in a nursing home or assisted living, that there's nothing you can do to protect yourself financially, and you're just going ...

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  • Will My Estate Be Affected By the SECURE Act?
    Will My Estate Be Affected By the SECURE Act?

    In May of 2019, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The bill will now go to the Senate where it will be ...

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  • WASHINGTON STATE ENACTS UNIVERSAL LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE
    WASHINGTON STATE ENACTS UNIVERSAL LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE

    Our system of paying for long-term care services is badly broken. Medicare does not pay for long-term care in assisted living or in a nursing home, which many people don't realize till it’s too late. ...

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  • Congress is changing the rules for IRAs
    Congress is changing the rules for IRAs

    In May, the House of Representatives approved the “Secure Act”, a bill intended to “reform” 401(k) and IRA rules. The Senate is now considering its version of these reforms. This legislation, if ...

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