1. Special Needs Trusts

    Few people who have not experienced it for themselves can understand how heavy the concerns for a disabled family member can weigh on the mind. Fear and anxiety about what will happen to them when you are gone is enough to keep you up most nights. If you speak about your concerns with others, you are sure to hear all types of advice, ranging from sound to--well, not so sound. Those who don’t und…Read More

  2. Legal Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney

    We have presented several articles about the various options at your disposal when considering how your estate and assets can be handled in the event of your death or becoming incapacitated. We have also outlined several of the choices you have when preparing for the future of a loved one. In a previous article we provided a basic overview of legal guardianship. Today, we’d like to focus on the …Read More

  3. What You Need to Know about Guardianship in Washington

    There comes a time in our lives when we need to consider our future. What will happen to my family when I’m gone? Will they be taken care of? Another concern that troubles some people is wondering how they will be taken care of should they become incapacitated or unable to make important decisions on their own. In previous articles, we touched upon durable power of attorney and revocable living …Read More

  4. Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer to Assist with Your Small Business?

    So you’ve got a great idea for a small business. You’ve come up with a business plan, spoken with lenders, tested your product, and the ball is rolling in the right direction. It can be a complicated process to be certain that everything is in its right place when you’re juggling so many things at once and it feels like there are a myriad of things to think about before you can start. Hiring…Read More

  5. What to Consider When You’re Working on Estate Planning

    Estate planning can be a difficult and time-consuming task for anyone to undertake. At Lyons | Sullivan, we want to help you to take control and achieve your goals regarding the disposition of your property in a tax effective manner. We can counsel our clients to provide for alternate decision making in monetary and health care matters and make certain that everything necessary is taken care of. I…Read More

  6. Durable Power of Attorney

    There are few people who take the time to consider what will happen to their family, their estate, and their assets should they became mentally incapacitated and unable to make decisions. It isn’t a pleasant thought, but considering how important it is to be prepared for such circumstances, more people ought to pay it more mind. One of the best ways to be prepared in the event you are unable to …Read More

  7. Reasons to Let the Professionals Write Your Will

    Most people are quite comfortable with do-it-yourself projects. From home improvements to car maintenance, handy people across the country have the skills and drive to take control of their lives. But there are certain things that are best left to the professionals, chief among them being legal services. It can be tempting to think that writing a Last Will and Testament is a simple enough task to …Read More

  8. Wills vs. Living Trusts

    In a previous article, we touched upon Revocable Living Trusts and some of the advantages of forming a living trust during your lifetime. Today we wanted to provide a side-by-side comparison of a Last Will and Testament and a Revocable Living Trust. It is beneficial to understand that each has it’s own uses and advantages in order to plan effectively for the future. Similarities The aim of both …Read More

  9. What is a Revocable Living Trust?

    Here at Lyons | Sullivan, we understand that the idea of preparing for your own death can be an uncomfortable topic for some. But we also know how valuable legal advice and preparation can be, potentially saving your loved ones from unnecessary heartache after your passing. You have a few options when it comes to preparing for your family’s future. Most people are familiar with the Last Will and…Read More

  10. 3 Common Misconceptions about the Probate Process

    The passing of a loved one is never easy. In the midst of our pain and mourning, we don’t want to have to rip our focus away from our families to deal with issues of assets or wills. Unfortunately, the estate and assets of our loved ones aren’t things we can avoid. But the probate process doesn’t have to be the frightening experience that many people perceive it to be. There are several misc…Read More