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Dividing Retirement Assets: Standard of Care

Dividing Retirement Assets: Standard of Care

When looking to divide retirement assets make sure you keep some key things in mind (this is written for the laws of the State of Washington, laws may vary by state): Is the asset a Defined Contribution Plan or a Defined Benefit Pension Plan? The correct...

Going to divorce court? Things you need to know.

Going to divorce court? Things you need to know.

It’s not just a show: Tips and tricks for real life. Review the local court rules (go to the county’s website where your matter is filed, it is usually found there). Take the rules very seriously. Make sure to follow all of them. Show up on time (rather, go ahead and...

Drastically Reduce Your Medical Debt!

Drastically Reduce Your Medical Debt!

If you have medical debt that was incurred in Washington it's likely a huge stressor in your life. You may have even already received a Complaint and Summons from a collection agency demanding the full amount plus interest. The medical debt collection industry is...

Tips for Drafting International Wills

Tips for Drafting International Wills

This post was originally made November 21, 2016. There is a lot of complexity and international implications swimming around in the world of estate plans dealing with property in foreign countries. Here are some considerations to look at if you are drafting these...

DUI DOL Basics

DUI DOL Basics

Given the holiday season, I thought a sobering blog post may be appropriate. In Washington one may be convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or another drug (DUI) if they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher of alcohol, 5.00 or...