A revocable living trust ("RLT") is one of the most common estate planning devices nationwide, and touted most often as a way to avoid probate. Saul Tilden provides background on RLTs and the Washington probate process and also highlights some important considerations involved in Washington-resident estate planning.
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In an estate context, the financial issues associated with an art collection, however big or small, may quickly become paramount. Alison Warden explains the steps to follow to ensure your art is well treated and passes in the manner you wish.
The gift of higher education is one of the most satisfying contributions that a person can provide to a loved one. Alison Warden explains the things to keep in mind when planning such a gift.
Krista Nelson and Aviva Kamm explain how a new Washington law may require employers using non-disclosure agreements or arbitration clauses to revise their employment agreements.
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that Washington law requires agricultural employers to pay piece workers a separate hourly wage for time spent performing "activities outside the scope of piece-rate picking work." Sarah Wixson explains what ag employers should do next.
A new federal law has changed the way that the IRS audits and collects underpayment of tax (and interest and penalties) from partnerships. Ellen Jackson and Katie Groblewski explain the changes and steps partners should take to comply.