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TOP 10 QUESTIONS:  PROBATE

What is Probate? Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets and paying off debts after that person passes away. How long is probate? Washington has one of the shortest and simplest probate processes in the country, and it typically only lasts 4-6...

TOP 10 QUESTIONS:  ESTATE PLANNING

What is Estate Planning? Estate planning is the process of planning for death or incapacity through documents such as Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. What are the most important documents to have? The 3 mains documents everyone needs, no matter...

Tips for Choosing Beneficiaries

Choosing beneficiaries to receive significant sums of money from life insurance, pensions, IRAs, and others is an important decision. Here are some factors to consider when deciding who should be your beneficiaries: Choose someone you trust enough to give a...

Estate Planning 101

When many people think of Estate Planning, they think of either the elderly or the wealthy.  In fact, all people need Estate Planning.  “Estate” simply refers to anything you own or rent, any checking/savings accounts, etc., so everyone has an estate.  In...