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Professional Guardian Standards of Practice

Posted Friday, October 4, 2013 by John S. Palmer
The Certified Professional Guardian Board will meet on October 14 to discuss proposed changes to the Standards of Practice for Certified Professional Guardian in Washington State. Among the changes being discussed is a brand new regulation, SOP 413… More >

Estate and Gift Taxes 2014

Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013 by John S. Palmer
Although the IRS will not officially announce the annual inflation adjustments for gift and estate taxes for several more weeks, tax experts are predicting what these adjustments will be, based on consumer price index data. Both CBS news and Forbes are… More >

Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Posted Friday, September 20, 2013 by John S. Palmer
The advent of the digital age has created some specific issues that should be taken into consideration both when creating an estate plan, and implementing it due to the death or incapacity of the principal who created the plan. For example, an estate… More >

LLCs as Executors

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by John S. Palmer
Certain partnerships and LLCs are now permitted to serve as executors of decedents’ estates in Washington. For several years now, Washington law has allowed trust companies and national banks to act as executors of decedents’ estates (the probate… More >

Free Estate Planning for Police and Firefighters-September 14, 2013

Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by John S. Palmer
The First Responder Will Clinic provides basic estate planning documents— wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives— for free to Washington police officers and firefighters (and their spouses or registered domestic partners). The next clinic… More >

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