• When Should You Change Your Will?

    • September, 28, 2021
    • Wills

    If there are significant events in your life or changes in your relationships, it’s time to ask the question: When should you change your will? Hopefully, we get older and wiser. Your will should reflect that. Our relationships and priorities change over time. A person or organization you thought would be worth supporting in your will five years ago may no longer be part of your life. Your will is what’s stated in a document -- not what you think it should be or want it to be in your head. Updating your will guards against unintended consequences if your life unexpectedly comes to an end. Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess helps clients with estate planning, including creating and updating wills. A will is a legal document that allows you t

  • How Do I Create an LLC in Washington State?

    If you own a business and decide that a limited liability company (LLC) is the right structure for you, you may wonder, how do I create an LLC in Washington State? It’s simple and inexpensive. The hard work is deciding which business form works best for you and coming up with an effective ownership agreement. An LLC is one of many types of legal entities that can own and operate a Washington State business. Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess can help you decide if an LLC is your best choice, given your priorities and the nature of your business. You have liability protection like a corporation, but an LLC is easier and less expensive to form and run. It can own and run just about any business. There can be one or multiple owners. LLCs are oft

  • How Much Does it Cost to Set Up an LLC in Washington State?

    If you’re thinking about starting a business, you may wonder, how much does it cost to set up an LLC in Washington State? The cost of filing forms and paying fees to set up a limited liability company (LLC) is tiny, compared to all the other expenses you may face when starting a business. The business law attorneys of Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess offer a wide range of services to those who own or plan to start a business. Our attorneys have more than a hundred years of combined experience helping business clients of all sizes. Call us today at 206-621-1110 to learn more. Is an LLC Right for You? An LLC is a business structure with many of a corporation’s benefits and with the tax advantages and flexibility of a partnership. There are se

  • Zoning, Nuisance, and Barking Dogs

    Can You Sue for a Barking Dog? Dogs are known as man’s best friends. They can also be a nuisance and create major problems between neighbors. But can you sue for a barking dog? If there is one dog barking, it is considered to be private nuisance, but if there are many dogs involved, the problem becomes a public one. Fortunately, Washington counties and cities have remedies for problems with nuisance dogs. Complaints can be made to the Code Enforcement of the local government and to Animal Control. If there are questions on licensing of animals, you may be able to challenge the dog’s eligibility with the auditor of your county. Nearly all local governments have Internet forms you can use to make formal complaints. If filing these complain