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Aug 04

Tarutis & Brunstrom

A Last Will and Testament ("Will") is a legal document that directs to whom your property will pass to when you die. A trust is also a legal document created during life or as part of your Will, whereby an individual ("grantor") transfers ownership of property to a trust which is managed by an individual or fiduciary ("trustee") for the benefit of another individual ("beneficiary"). The document specifies the purpose of the trust along with the terms and conditions by which the assets are to be managed and ultimately distributed to the beneficiaries. read more

Jun 22

Tarutis & Brunstrom

To be appointed the Personal Representative of a person's estate can often be perceived as an overwhelming obligation, especially if you know nothing about what the appointment entails. Yet, in reality it is really not all that difficult and it gives you the opportunity to honor the deceased person by ensuring that his or her wishes are carried out as reflected in their Will. read more

May 18

Tarutis & Brunstrom

Guardianships are intended to protect and support the welfare of those whose functional restrictions inhibit them from making their own decisions. read more

Apr 28

Tarutis & Brunstrom

We all have heard the terms "will" and "trust," which most people think of synonymously. But there are significant differences between the two and knowing those differences will help you make the right decision when it comes time. read more

Mar 18

Tarutis & Brunstrom

When a loved one passes away, disputes over the distribution of assets may arise, straining relationships and leading to drawn out court proceedings. The Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA) came into effect on January 1, 2000 in Washington State, bringing significant changes to the way that dispute resolution procedures are handled for trusts and estates. read more

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