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What an Executor Cannot Do

When someone passes away, their will typically names an executor – the person responsible for carrying out the wishes in the will. The executor plays a huge role in wrapping up the deceased’s affairs and distributing their assets to the rightful beneficiaries. However, the law limits an executor’s powers to administer an estate. Executors must […]

What happens when an executor does not perform their necessary duties? The process involved with handling an estate requires that certain tasks be performed by an executor. When a person dies with a will, the estate will generally have to go through the probate process before the property can be distributed to beneficiaries. The testator (the deceased […]

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

Starting a small business is the American dream, with 17 million new businesses formed in 2022. For many entrepreneurs and business owners, a limited liability company (LLC) stands out as an attractive choice due to its flexibility in taxation, governance, and the protection it offers against personal liability. While these benefits make LLCs a popular […]

How Will King County v. Abernathy Determine Who Owns Washington’s Shorelands

On January 25, 2024, the Washington State Supreme Court decided King County v. Abernathy, an important case concerning state constitutional law with respect to shorelands. Article XVII of the state constitution provides for state ownership of the beds and shorelands of the state’s navigable waters at the time the state constitution was enacted in the […]