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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

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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)

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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)

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Leslie R. Bottimore

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Accident & Injury, Lawsuit & Dispute

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

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Neil A. Cable

Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Transactions
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Sheila M. O'Sullivan

Wills & Probate, Bankruptcy, Business Organization, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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David A. Leen

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Kenneth C. Burton

Family Law, Banking & Finance, Government Agencies, Securities, Estate Planning
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Elizabeth A. Hershman-Greven

Family Law, Divorce, Farms, Child Support, Estate Planning
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LEGAL TERMS

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

DEATH TAXES

Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who... (more...)
Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who inherit property.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE ESTATE OF PALMER

... According to Fivecoat, the Palmers wanted to make a charitable contribution to World Gospel Mission after hearing his presentation on estate planning and charitable giving at an annual World Gospel Mission missionary conference. ...

IN RE DISCIPLINARY PROC. AGAINST BOTIMER

... The complaint alleged three counts of violating the RPCs stemming from Botimer's representation of Ruth in her tax, business, and estate planning matters. ... Botimer also assisted Ruth on estate planning matters, while advising Jan as a potential beneficiary of Ruth's estate. ...

State v. Thompson

... She said they needed the gifting power provided by the second power of attorney in order to do "estate planning" for Crawford. She said they spent Crawford's money on their charter business because it was a safer investment than the stock market. ...