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Guardianships and Standing

Posted Monday, December 31, 2012 by John S. Palmer
In order to file a lawsuit or other legal action, or be permitted to intervene as a party to a pending legal proceeding, a party generally must demonstrate to the court that he or she has sufficient connection to the matter to support that party’s… More >

Estate Debtor Cannot Contest Will

Posted Monday, December 24, 2012 by John S. Palmer
A defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the decedent’s estate lacks standing to contest the decedent’s Will, according to a new opinion by the Washington Court of Appeals. The case involved a claim brought against a doctor by a surviving spouse… More >

IRA Rollovers

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by John S. Palmer
Withdrawals from an individual’s IRA are subject to income tax unless the amount withdrawn “is paid into an IRA [or other eligible retirement plan] for the benefit of such individual not later than the 60th day after the day on which the individual… More >

FDIC Limits

Posted Monday, December 17, 2012 by John S. Palmer
The amount of FDIC insurance coverage available for deposits held at an insured bank depends on numerous factors. Different rules apply to individual accounts, joint accounts, qualified retirement accounts, revocable and irrevocable trust accounts, and… More >

Medicaid Update

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2012 by John S. Palmer
The rule permitting a Medicaid applicant to transfer his or her home to an adult child who has provided care to the parent was recently changed to require proof that the care was needed. Gifting property within 5 years of applying for Medicaid will… More >

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