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What do you have to disclose about your house when selling?

Selling a home in Washington can be a complex process. Not only do you have to decide where you will live next, you will have to decide on a fair asking price, list the house for sale and allow people to come look at your home. In addition to these things, you also have to consider the legal obligations you have as the seller.

What are my responsibilities as the executor of an estate?

When a loved one passes away, it can be quite difficult to settle his or her estate. The process of actually getting the right assets to the appropriate beneficiaries can be quite complex, and there may be disputes over the estate. If you learned that you are named as the executor of an estate, you may find it beneficial to seek guidance as you navigate this process. 

Why you need legal guidance for real estate transactions

Buying or selling your home could be a major and important step for your Washington family. However, there is much more to this process than simply deciding which house to buy or putting a for sale sign out front. This is a significant and complex financial and legal transaction, and you would be beneficial to have the appropriate guidance as you do so.

Protecting yourself against construction defects

Building a home or purchasing a new construction home is an exciting time for your Washington family. However, the process of building or buying is a complex and major financial and legal step, and you would be wise to know how to protect your interests in case complications arise, such as construction defects.

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.

Should a prenuptial agreement be part of your estate plan?

If you are planning a wedding, the last thing that you want to think about is the possibility that the marriage could end in divorce. However, it can be both prudent and financially practical to think about the future in case it does not work out as planned.

What to consider when listing as for sale by owner

You have hit a lot of milestones in your life. You went to school, and then started your career. You purchased your first home. You’re at a point in your life where you have a family to focus on. In order to do that comfortably, you are ready to sell your first beloved home and get into something more fitting for your growing family. After a lot of thought, you have decided that you don’t want to list your house with a realtor. Instead, you are going to go the ‘for sale by owner’ route.

Should you consider creating a revocable living trust?

Estate planning is a harrowing but critical task, one of which everyone can benefit from. However, everyone’s estate planning needs are going to differ based on a number of variables. Creating a will is a universal necessity, but a revocable living trust can be more beneficial to some than others.


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