The One “Must Have” & “One-Stop Shopping” Gift for Graduation, Mother’s Day, & Father’s Day
At the tender age of 18, your baby can enlist in the armed forces, vote, serve on a jury, get married, apply for a credit card, or even go to Cambodia for Spring Break. It’s a little shocking when you consider the brain isn’t even fully developed by that age. Add to that, the increased […]
Why is a Power of Attorney a Dorm Room Essential?
So your son or daughter is heading out of the nest this fall. You’ve worked hard for years (and so has your kid!) to get those acceptance letters, pick just the right school, and start the long-anticipated process of leaving home for the first time. This will be a special summer. Congratulations to everyone! But, […]
Packing For College? Here’s Why a Power Of Attorney is a Dorm Room Essential
When I was a judicial clerk, my judge used to say, “do you know why babies become teenagers? Because, otherwise, parents would never ever want their babies to leave the nest.” (Yes, brilliant woman). As a parent of a small child, I see her point. I want my child with me all the time. As […]
Splitting Up the Property When You Aren’t Married but End Your Relationship
It’s no mystery – a lot of people fall in love, live together, but never get married. And in Washington, the law sometimes causes confusion when it comes to dissolving that kind of relationship, especially around property division. The rules about property during divorce and at death are often clearer for people who elect to […]