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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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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

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Sheila M. O'Sullivan

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Kenneth C. Burton

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Elizabeth A. Hershman-Greven

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LEGAL TERMS

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

A permanent trust. Once you create it, it cannot be revoked, amended or changed in any way.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

LIVING TRUST

A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the t... (more...)
A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the trust during your life passes directly to the trust beneficiaries after you die, without court involvement. The successor trustee--the person you appoint to handle the trust after your death--simply transfers ownership to the beneficiaries you named in the trust. Living trusts are also called 'inter vivos trusts.'

PER CAPITA

Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leavin... (more...)
Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leaving children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third. If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property per stirpes, Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation).

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succes... (more...)
The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succession laws.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

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. ...