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How to File a Small Estate Affidavit in Spokane 

A small estate affidavit can be used in Spokane if the following criteria are met:

  • If the affidavit is being used for personal property
  • If the assets of the deceased are less than $100,000
  • There is no real property
  • There are no debts

A small estate affidavit is sometimes referred to a variety of names and titles. Some of the most common references are:

  • A Personal Property Affidavit
  • A Personal Property Transfer Affidavit
  • An Affidavit for Disposition of Personal Property
  • An Affidavit for Distribution of Decedent’s Personal Property

Don’t get confused. All of these titles are referencing the same thing.

What is …

September 6th, 2022|Probate|

How to Avoid Probate in Idaho

The process of estate planning is not only about managing your property and assets. A big part of estate planning includes preparing for worst-case scenarios by creating plans to avoid unnecessary costs or losses and to protect yourself or your loved ones. The right estate planning can help you maximize your legacy and take advantage of best-case scenarios. Making sure that you avoid probate is a good place to start.

For many, the prospect of probate — the legal process of recognizing a will and appointing an executor to administer the estate — can cause anxiety as court proceedings can be …

May 11th, 2022|Estate Planning, Probate|

How To Avoid Probate in Washington State

Estate planning can sometimes feel like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Picture each piece of the estate planning puzzle as part of an overall estate plan. You learn the names of the individual pieces – one called “living trust,” another “last will and testament,” and power of attorney. Your estate may also go through “probate”. To avoid probate, there are certain steps you must take. If you are interested in learning how to avoid probate in Washington, you’re in the right place.

What is Probate in the State of Washington?

First, let’s talk about probate …

February 3rd, 2021|Probate|

Up and Personal with Telelaw

By Holland McBurns, Managing Partner, Evergreen Elder Law

Remember not so long ago when “up and personal” meant a hug or handshake? When getting together didn’t require a mask? When sitting in my office care meant we could sit at a table together and not worry about our health and passing germs?

I miss seeing my clients. I miss having them come into my office and getting to know them on a personal level. I’m saddened they are leery of leaving their homes due to a virus that they can’t see or feel. But I’m heartened that we now have the option …

TOP ATTORNEYS / 2017

A BEACON OF LIGHT IN ELDER LAW & ESTATE PLANNING

MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the community and helping people were two reasons Holland McBurns became an attorney. Evergreen Elder Law focuses on estate planning, probate and assisting clients and their families with accessing long-term care benefits without going broke. Holland takes a team-centered and holistic approach to helping families resolve these issues.

Because elder law requires great attention to detail and follow through, Holland receives the most satisfaction from her work when she has successfully helped a family achieve a happy resolution to their legal issue. Recently, Holland has …

Caring Transitions of Spokane Interview (audio)

Host Michael Begley, owner of Caring Transitions of Spokane, speaks with Holland McBurns. Holland is an Elder Law attorney at Evergreen Elder Law in Spokane. She is accredited with the Veterans Administration to help clients receive their Aid & Attendance Benefit and can help clients preserve their assets when dealing with Medicaid. Furthermore she works on cases related to probate, estate planning and long-term care. Don’t miss this podcast, there is a lot of great information.

 

May 6th, 2016|Estate Planning, Medicaid and Long Term Care, Probate, VA Benefits|

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