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Take the Online Survey To Help Fight Dementia

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014 by John S. Palmer
The Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is conducting a survey as part of an effort to develop a state plan for dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The online survey seeks opinions from patients… More >

Federal Tax Changes 2015

Posted Monday, November 10, 2014 by John S. Palmer
Here is a summary of some of the adjustments being made to various federal gift, estate and income tax provisions effective January 1st. Estate Tax Exclusion Amount: The lifetime exclusion amount for the estate of any decedent dying during calendar year… More >

Help Support Free Estate Planning for Police & Firefighters

Posted Thursday, November 6, 2014 by John S. Palmer
The First Responder Will Clinic provides free basic estate planning services to Washington police officers and firefighters (and their spouses or registered domestic partners). The clinic recently became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so… More >

Retroactive Change to Estate Tax is Upheld

Posted Friday, October 10, 2014 by John S. Palmer
The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision on October 2 that ends an estate tax battle over millions of dollars in tax revenue by ruling in favor of the government. The decision in the consolidated cases of Estate of Hambleton and Estate of MacBride… More >

Trust Accountings and Incapacitated Beneficiaries

Posted Monday, September 29, 2014 by John S. Palmer
Washington law attempts to strike a balance between the rights of an incapacitated trust beneficiary to assert a claim for mismanagement of the trust with the right of a trustee to preclude such claims by proactively obtaining court approval of their… More >

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