Probate without a Will

By |July 29th, 2019|Probate Attorney|

What Happens When Someone Passes Without A Will? If someone dies without a valid will they are said to have died “intestate”. Intestate means not having made a valid will before one dies. The Washington State Legislature, in effect, wrote a will for people who did not prepare their own will (RCW 11.04.015). [...]

Adoption Subsidies

By |March 25th, 2019|Adoption Attorney|

Adoption Subsidies for Adopting Foster Children The Washington State Adoption Support Program provides ongoing support to families who adopt foster children.  These are financial grants under an adoption support agreement which can include a monthly stipend payable over the minority of the child to the adoptive parents to assist with special expenses. Children [...]

Open Adoption Agreements

By |March 11th, 2019|Adoption Attorney|

Open Adoption Agreements in Washington An open adoption is one in which the adoptive parents, the adoptee and the birth parents will have communication and/or contact after the adoption is completed.  Historically, many adoptions were “closed adoptions” in that the adoptive parents and the child-adoptee had no contact or communication with the birth [...]

Washington Ancillary Probate

By |November 29th, 2018|Probate Attorney|

Washington Ancillary Probate Usually a probate is started in the state where the person (the decedent) died and left assets. Sometimes there are assets in another state which require court ordered authority for the estate administrator to liquidate or gain control over an asset of the estate. What is an Ancillary Probate? An [...]

5 Star Adoption Review

By |May 3rd, 2018|5 Star Reviews|

5 Star Review Adoption Review People are the most important part of our business. That's why we work so hard to have great service. Here is an exciting example of a 5 star experience that we would lie to share with you. We feel great about a job well done, but we [...]

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