In a divorce, there are generally three types of payments that can be made between the divorcing parties. The first is considered an equalizing property transfer payment. For example, if, after the allocation of all real property, bank accounts, retirement accounts, and investment accounts, there is a disparate value between the parties, one party usually pays the other party a sum of money to achieve…Read the full article
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Beginning on January 1, 2018, all employers in the State of Washington are required to provide paid sick leave to certain employees. This new law implements Initiative 1433, passed by Washington voters in 2016. While employers may be compliant in theory, the new law and regulations include a number of requirements and obligations that employers need to know to avoid potential liability. Generally speaking, the law, which only applies…Read the full article
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, is the most significant U.S. tax reform to be enacted in over thirty years. One of its many components is the near doubling of the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer-tax exemption amount applicable to individuals. The Act raised the exemption from $5.45 million per person to $11.18 million per person (or $22.36…Read the full article
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We are pleased to honor Earl Lasher’s 50 years of membership in the Washington State Bar Association (see WSBA’s NWLawyer article). One of the founding members of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Earl has been honored for his dedication and commitment to the practice of law.Read the full article
LHS&E is proud to announce that Linda Kelley Ebberson, George S. Holzapfel, Lisa Ann Sharpe, Shannon Sperry, and Eugene W. Wong were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Linda and Lisa have devoted their careers to serving clients involved in complex divorces and challenging family law controversies. Their practices focus on marital estates with…Read the full article
LHS&E is pleased to announce that twenty of our attorneys have been named to the Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. In addition, three of our attorneys - Linda Kelley Ebberson, Lori K. Rath, and Lisa Ann Sharpe - have been named to the Top 50 Women Lawyers and the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington State lists. No more than five percent of the…Read the full article