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Special Needs Trusts

If you have a child who has special needs and is unable to care for themselves because of those needs, you may be interested in setting up a Special Needs Trust. Otherwise known as a Supplemental Needs Trust or an SNT, a Special Needs Trust is designed to ensure that...

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Probate in Washington Explained

Probate is probably the most misunderstood area of Estate Planning.  It’s often thought of as something you should avoid at all costs. This is for good reason, if you don’t have a good Estate Plan or if you live in a state where Probate is complex, expensive and...

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What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

Establishing Powers of Attorney is very important, but isn’t something that you should try to tackle on your own. Let’s talk a little about what a Durable Power of Attorney is and why it’s important.   What is a Durable Power of Attorney?   A Durable Power...

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Understanding Power of Attorney in Washington State

Washington, like most states, can grant individuals the power to make decisions on a person's behalf if they are physically or mentally incapable of doing so. This is done via a document called the power of attorney. The scope of such a document can only allow an...

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What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

Medicaid and Medicare are often confused for one another. While it is true that these are both government-funded programs, how they work and who they benefit is very different. So what is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? In short, Medicare provides...

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What Benefits Does Medicaid Provide?

Medicaid, called Apple Health in the state of Washington, is a federal and state funded program designed to provide health insurance to those who cannot afford the insurance on their own. Because Medicaid is partially managed by individual states, benefits and...

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