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Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2014 by John S. Palmer
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether debtors in bankruptcy can keep an inherited IRA. The decision is expected to resolve a conflict among the lower courts on this issue. Generally speaking, upon filing bankruptcy all property of the… More >

Law-Related Spam Alert

Posted Friday, January 3, 2014 by John S. Palmer
The Washington court system has issued a warning about a fraudulent email that is being widely circulated around the U.S. According to the Administrative Office of the Courts, the email states that the recipient is to appear in “the court of Washington”… More >

Guardianship Legal Fees-Part II

Posted Friday, December 27, 2013 by John S. Palmer
In August the Washington Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s decision to award $380,592 to an adult daughter for legal expenses incurred petitioning for the appointment of a guardian for her elderly father, a successful and wealthy Seattle… More >

Guardianship Legal Fees-Part I

Posted Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by John S. Palmer
Establishing a guardianship can be expensive. A person for whom a guardian is sought is entitled to a jury trial on the issue of his or her capacity, no matter how clear any incapacity may be, and to have an attorney represent them in a guardianship… More >

“Nanny Tax” Issues

Posted Saturday, December 21, 2013 by John S. Palmer
Starting January 1, the threshold for withholding payroll taxes from wages paid to in-home caregivers and other domestic help will increase to $1,900, an increase of $100 from 2013. No taxes need be withheld if the total wages paid for the year to a… More >

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