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September 2017 Archives

Understanding the uses of living wills in Washington

Most Washingtonians understand the need for a will that will dispose of their assets at their death. Less well understood is the living will. Many people are aware of the term but do not understand it. In this post, the uses of living wills will be explained.

Plan in the present for your health care in the future

No one knows the health care needs that he or she could have in the future. Since it is impossible to predict what will happen, it can be useful to go ahead and put certain things into place to ensure that your health care needs and wishes are secure and known.

Collision with ambulance injures 4, raises questions

Most drivers in Oregon understand that they must yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles whose sirens are sounding and whose lights are flashing. A recent car accident in Tualatin, a Portland suburb, raises difficult questions about whether a motorist improperly failed to yield the right-of-way to an ambulance.

Understanding Washington's implied consent law

One of Washington's most powerful weapons for enforcing its drunk driving laws is the so-called "implied consent law." While many Washington drivers may have heard of this law, very few understand how it may affect them. The implied consent statute provides a method by which police officers can compel drivers to submit to a test of their sobriety before deciding whether to charge them with one or more drunk driving offenses.

Choosing between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Most residents of Vancouver understand that the United States Bankruptcy Act can be used to keep creditors at bay and prevent loss of assets such as a house or automobile. A critical aspect of the nation's bankruptcy laws is often overlooked when people are considering filing a bankruptcy petition: the difference between a Chapter 7 proceeding and a Chapter 13 proceeding. An exhaustive list of the differences between these two types of proceedings is too long for this blog post, but an overview can guide initial decision-making.

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