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John S. Palmer

John Palmer’s Legal Guides

11 total


  • Cohabitation Agreements

    A Guide to Cohabitation Agreements

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  • Prenuptial Agreements in Washington State

    A guide to Prenuptial Agreements in the State of Washington

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  • How to Manage Someone's Affairs under a Power of Attorney

    Activating the Durable Power of Attorney Often the Durable Power of Attorney will state that the Agent may only act if the Principal is disabled or incapacitated. It is important to read the Durable

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  • How to Establish a Guardianship

    Introduction A Power of Attorney is generally preferable to a Guardianship because it is less expensive & affords more privacy. In fact, a Guardianship will not be imposed on someone if the court fin

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  • Trusts used for Tax Planning purposes

    Tax Threshold Estate taxes for both the United States government and the State of Washington apply to taxable estates with a value that exceeds a certain threshold amount. For federal estate taxes, t

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  • Probate and Estate Administration

    A Guide to Probate and Estate Administration

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  • Special Needs Trusts

    A Guide to Special Needs Trusts

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  • Revocable Living Trusts

    Benefits of a Revocable Living Trust Revocable Living Trusts can negate the need for your estate to go through a formal probate proceeding after your death; in Washington State probate costs are fair

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  • Power of Attorney

    A Guide to Powers of Attorney

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  • An Estate Planning Overview

    A Guide to Estate Planning in the State of Washington

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