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Estate and Financial Planning In The Midst of Tax Law Uncertainty
walshlaw     Estate Planning    October 11, 2010

A recent Forbes.com piece focuses on the messy reality of the federal estate tax law and how to effectively plan despite the many uncertainties that exist at a time when Congress has left Washington to stump on the campaign trail for elections. Still on the table on Capitol Hill is the estate tax which, if […]

LegalZoom Reaches Settlement With Washington Attorney General
walshlaw     Uncategorized    September 24, 2010

The Washington Attorney General’s office distinguishes between being provided with a legal form and with being provided legal advice. In a press release, Attorney General Rob McKenna states that “LegalZoom offers do-it-yourself legal documents online but can’t provide you with legal advice or tell you which forms to fill out.”

Use Caution With Joint Accounts
walshlaw     Estate Planning    August 27, 2010

In the field of Elder Law, we run into a lot of competing concerns when assisting clients. Questions arise regarding proper estate planning as well as how to deal with aging and illness. Any of us who have experienced living with a progressive illness ourselves, or for a spouse or family member, understand the day-to-day […]

Estate Planning For Your Digital Assets
walshlaw     Uncategorized    August 17, 2010

In the 21st century, it is important to state your wishes for your digital assets, not just the ‘ordinary’ ones. Think about how you want your internet activity to be handled when you are gone, and talk to your estate planning attorney about including provisions in your will that make sure your wishes are carried out.