Category: Estate Planning

While thinking about end-of-life issues can bring up a variety of feelings and anxieties, at Limitless Law PLLC, we prefer to think of estate planning as helping clients to take care of their families and property in the future through proper planning.

Can I Cut My Spouse Out of My Will?

Can you disinherit your lawfully-wedded spouse?  It’s complicated. Washington State is a community property state. That means is that without specific planning (such as a prenuptial agreement) when a couple marries, most property acquired during the marriage becomes property of the marital community.  This ‘community property’ is subject to special inheritance requirements. Under Washington State [..]

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Are my kids entitled (to an inheritance from me)?

Under Washington State law, your descendants (aka your children) are considered your heirs, but your heirs do not have to be your descendants. If you die without a will, Washington law requires your assets to be given to certain members of your family, if they are alive at the time of your death. Generally speaking [..]

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Creative New Alternatives to Cremation or Burial – Estate Planning for Your Final Resting Place

The universe of options for alternatives to traditional cremation or burial for ways to create final resting place for your Earthly remains is constantly expanding.  Some of the newer options for disposition of human remains focus on finding more environmentally-friendly ways to go, besides traditional cremation or burial Washington State has recently legalized a new [..]

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I’m a Trustee – Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you’re taking over as trustee of a living trust, or you are named as trustee or executor in a will, you will have some work to do. You will begin by collecting all the relevant information, bills, and documents related to the trust or estate’s financial records, so that you can ultimately account for [..]

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Updating Your Estate Plan During COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has disrupted many of our lives, in small and large ways, and many are rethinking their estate plan. Limitless Law can help. As the weeks progress, we are facing a future that has undergone a major change from previous expectations. Updating your estate plan or getting started on your first one can [..]

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What You Should Know About Power of Attorney

Limitless Law’s Lead Attorney, Emily Rose Mowrey, recently had the opportunity to speak about Power of Attorney to Elder Service Providers, a local group of professionals working with seniors in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Emily helped clarify some common misconceptions and answer frequently asked questions about POAs. Highlights of her presentation included these Top 10 [..]

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What Can My Revocable Living Trust Own?

Revocable living trusts are a popular estate planning option in Washington State. Usually, establishing a revocable living trust means that your estate does not need to go through probate when you pass away. But in order to use a revocable living trust to avoid probate, you need to transfer ownership of your assets from your [..]

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3 Things to Ask an Attorney About Medicaid

A good estate plan considers not only what would happen if you die but also how to protect your assets during your life. It can be confusing to figure out how to protect your savings as you prepare for the possibility of needing long-term care later in life. Here are three key things to ask [..]

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Funeral Rites (and Rights) – Do You Know Yours?

Have you considered your wishes for funeral – and made them known in your will? The death of a loved one is a difficult time that often requires those who are burdened by grief to make some big decisions. Making sure you have a solid estate plan in place means being able to provide your [..]

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