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Estate Planning 101

Creating an estate plan can ensure you are able to provide a detailed arrangement of your affairs in the event that you become incapacitated. People often think they don’t need an estate plan, however, if you die without a will, a probate court decides what happens to...

Overview Of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A chapter 13 bankruptcy allows individuals a payment plan in order to repay their debt. Under this chapter, a repayment plan is installed over the course of three to five years. Depending on the debtor’s monthly income will depend on how long the payment plan will be....

Alternatives To Probate

            Probate can be overwhelming to understand if you are not familiar with it already. It is a legal process where the court appoints a person to distribute assets from the deceased person to their beneficiaries. Furthermore, the personal representative or...

Repeat Bankruptcy Filings in Washington State

If you are planning to file for bankruptcy again, there are certain requirements you will have to be eligible for in order to revive a new discharge. If you have filed for bankruptcy before and received a discharge, then the bankruptcy code specifies when you can file...

How A Transfer On Death Deed Works

            A transfer on death deed is a special deed that allows an owner of Washington State real estate to create a property transfer that will occur on the death of the owner. The beneficiary named in the transfer on death deed automatically becomes the legal...

The Role Of The Trustee In Bankruptcy

Whether you are filing a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, trustees are assigned to your case when you file, and they have important duties that they must perform. They review and finalize your financial documents, they make sure your financial information is...

How To Close A Probate

Once all the decedent’s property has been liquidated, creditors have all been taken care of, and tax issues have been cleared, this would typically be the perfect time to close the probate. Probate can remain open depending on specific circumstances in each case. An...