Estate Planning

Disposition of Remains

Understanding Disposition of Remains Choices

December 12, 2023

Family and friends must deal with many difficult decisions following the death of a loved one. One of the many benefits of estate planning is that you can help those closest to you by clarifying your wishes for many of these difficult decisions. This is especially true for an issue where many families struggle: someone’s […]

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What is a Last Will A Comprehensive Guide

What is a Last Will? A Comprehensive Guide

October 24, 2023

A Last Will and Testament is the foundational document for most estate plans. Yet, many Americans do not have a will. This article will delve into the definition of a will, clear up some will-related confusion, review reasons people avoid getting the document, and explain how they can overcome those barriers. In 1994, the suicide […]

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Is Probate Necessary If There Is No Will

Is Probate Necessary If There Is No Will?

September 5, 2023

Typically, everyone wants to avoid a court proceeding (including most lawyers). Unfortunately, when someone dies without a will, the courtroom is impossible to escape for their heirs because they must go through a complex probate action known as intestate probate. However, while having a valid Last Will and Testament can simplify the probate process, a […]

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Electronic Wills: Everything You Need to Know

August 28, 2023

A traditional will is a paper document that outlines a person’s final wish to distribute their assets. However, in today’s digital age, electronic wills are a modern alternative to this paper-based approach. Currently, Washington state is one of the few states that recognize the legality of a digital will; and Harbor Law Firm is one […]

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Where to Keep a Will?

Where to Keep a Will?

July 7, 2023

A Last Will and Testament is the foundational document for many estate plans. It is extremely important, and where to keep your will is equally important. After all, when your family needs it, you won’t be able to tell them how to find it.   A will, legally referred to as a Last Will and Testament, […]

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