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Christopher  Larson - Tax Attorney Lawyer

Christopher Larson - Tax Attorney

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Tax, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning, Litigation, Corporate

Insight Law is a local tax law firm with 4 offices in the greater Seattle area. We handle all tax matters, including those related to Income, Employm... (more)

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Matthew Swain Webbeking Lawyer

Matthew Swain Webbeking

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Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning

Matthew Webbeking has been practicing law in the Seattle area for 14 years. A graduate of Nathan Hale High School, Matthew received his B.A. in Psycho... (more)

Daniel  Smith Lawyer

Daniel Smith

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Immigration, Bankruptcy & Debt, Wills & Probate, Divorce & Family Law, DUI-DWI
Boutique law firm offering diligent, affordable representation.

Daniel graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he received a degree in Political Science. He then attended Seattl... (more)

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George Edensword-Breck

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Estate, Real Estate, Disability, Guardianships & Conservatorships

The Law Offices of George Edensword-Breck is a small firm with a principal focus on Estate and Disability Planning. Other areas of practice include: G... (more)

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Duncan Calvert Turner

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Accident & Injury, Employment, Estate, Real Estate, Intellectual Property

Attorney Duncan Turner focuses his practice on commercial litigation, employment disputes, wage and hours actions, copyright infringement litigation, ... (more)

Kimberly Hoffman McAvoy Lawyer

Kimberly Hoffman McAvoy

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Criminal, Traffic, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Kimberly McAvoy is a graduate of Seattle University Law School. She is a member of the Washington State Bar. Kimberly began her career in the criminal... (more)

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Mark E. Smith Lawyer

Mark E. Smith

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Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Business, Family Law, Criminal

Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Pacific Lutheran University in 1988. He also studied international business at the University ... (more)

Leslie R. Bottimore Lawyer

Leslie R. Bottimore

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Skilled attorney with more than 15 years of experience effectively helping clients Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C. in Tacoma, Washington represent... (more)

Arthur Colby Parks Lawyer

Arthur Colby Parks

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Estate, Elder Law, Corporate Governance, Disability, State Appellate Practice

I have lived in Tacoma for over 25 years. My wife is a school teacher in our neighborhood and we have raised our three daughters here. I believe in Ta... (more)

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William R. Walton

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

I am a facts and figures kind of attorney. I do not believe in wasting a client's time or money. I do believe in being honest and upfront. I will tell... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

SECONDARY MEANING

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use ... (more...)
In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.