1. Death and No Valid Will: What Happens Now?

    “What happens if someone dies without a will?” That is a common question we hear at Lyons | Sullivan. It’s a strange phenomenon that people worry about what will happen to their estate and assets after their death but then continue to postpone drawing up a will. It is a good idea to meet with an attorney and have a will drawn up no matter your age, financial, or health status. Being prepared…Read More

  2. Have You Been Tasked with the Job of Estate Executor?

    If your loved one or relative has just passed away, you may have been tasked with the job of becoming the executor of their estate. Although many people consider it an honor to be able to help your friend one last time, it can also often feel like a mission you can’t accomplish and one that you’re not set up to succeed in. In a time of grief and mourning, it is hard to go on with your daily li…Read More

  3. Washington Business Structures

    Businesses in the state of Washington have options when it comes to choosing a specific business structure. Each structure suits a different type of organization and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are considering starting your own business or are an existing organization looking to alter your business structure, it would be beneficial to familiarize yourself with those struc…Read More

  4. Deciding Between a Will and a Trust

    You constantly hear those around you telling you to plan for your future, and to plan for the unexpected.  That is why it is so important to set up a will and/or a trust for your belongings. You know that wills and trusts delegate who gets what after you pass, but what does that really mean? Let's take a deeper look at the difference between will and a trust: Will A will is a written document tha…Read More

  5. How Long Is The Probate Process In Washington?

    This is a very tough question to answer because it is dependent upon many variables. Proper Will Essentially the probate process begins with a proper will. The more prepared the decedent was prior to death, the easier the probate process will be following the death of a loved one in Bellevue.  Furthermore, a well-prepared will for a lot of assets is going to take longer to process than an equally…Read More

  6. Probate Process: Testate Vs. Intestate

    A will is a legal document that allows you to allocate your current belongings to be distributed following your death. In many occurrences, people die without a proper will. This makes it more difficult for your family to obtain your belongings in a fair way. The probate process is relevant whether you have a valid will or not. Part of the probate process includes the prime witness, namely the per…Read More

  7. FAQs About The Probate Process In Washington – Part 2

    The probate process in Washington can be tedious if left incorrectly explained, which is why we here at Puget Sound Probates are offering this two part blog series to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions in the probate process. Check out FAQs - Part 1 here! What Do You Do If A Person Dies Without A Proper Will? The Superior Court of the proper county (in which the decedent resided a…Read More

  8. Common FAQs About The Probate Process In Washington – Part 1

    An estate must be dealt with following the death of a loved one. While we may want to simply grieve the death, it is necessary (by law) to attend to your loved one’s things. This is done through the probate process, and the probate process can be quite confusing. These are some frequently asked questions that should help you get started with the probate process in Washington. Simply, What Is…Read More

  9. Welcome To Lyons | Sullivan’s Blog

    Welcome to Lyons | Sullivan’ Blog! Here you will find the ins-and-outs, tips and tricks, and news and happenings of the legal world here in the Puget Sound, Washington Area. We are happy to break down the confusing jargon of the law to help you understand the problems you’re facing. Our mission is to protect you under the law and to help you achieve your goals. Our team consists of lawyers, l…Read More