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January 2019 Archives

Advance directives are important for Kent area residents

Many people in the Kent area know someone who has been affected by a medical emergency. Although it can be rare, a medical emergency in which a person becomes incapacitated can happen to anyone. A person can be in a car accident, fall, construction accident or other unexpected situation in which they are seriously injured. In these serious medical emergencies, having an advanced medical directive plan in place is important.

Giving a gift to family members through estate planning

There are many families in the Kent area who enjoy giving gifts to family members each year. The gift of money is a smart way to ensure loved ones receive a gift while reducing a person's estate and gift taxes. There are many reasons why giving loved ones money while you are still alive is a good idea.

Blended families and estate planning

Many families in the Kent area are "non-traditional." There are many relationships in which a couple does not stay married forever. When a couple winds up divorcing, this is, many times, not the end of their love lives. Most spouses go out, date and find another person to marry. In a "blended family" situation, estate planning is especially important.

Power of Attorney in Washington

Many Kent area residents understand the importance of creating a power of attorney. A power of attorney is an important estate planning tool that should be executed by everyone, regardless of age. There are several requirements in designating a power of attorney in Washington that people should be familiar with.

How can opioid addiction affect estate planning?

There are some families in the Kent area and across Washington who know a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol in their family. The opioid crisis in the United States has reached an all-time high and many families are faced with this crisis. Estate planning around this situation can be tricky.

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