1. How Do I Donate Through My Washington Will or Trust?

    Unfortunately, no one lives forever. The cycle of life is a fun ride, but we only get 100 years, if that, to make our mark on the world and in the hearts of those whom we share the laughter and memories with. You might as well enjoy the moment, and enjoy what you have because life is short, and you can’t take anything with you when you pass. That is why it is strongly suggested you create wills …Read More

  2. 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

  3. How Living Trusts Avoid Probate

    At Lyons Sullivan, we want to help with your probate and trust administration. Whether you need help creating a trust, or help accessing a trust after death, we can take care of your needs. There are a few different types of trust funds to decide between. We recommend choosing a living trust. Living trusts offer a fast and private way to transfer property after death. This also allows you to avoid…Read More

  4. How To Pay For A Funeral From An Estate

    Losing a loved one is a painful process. It can feel as though your heart has been ripped from your chest never to be seen again. The grieving process is a universal one, known better by some than others. Once the initial shock has set in, is generally around the same time that the heir to the estate is urged to put together a memorial service for the deceased. Wills and trusts must be distributed…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