If you’re currently weathering the stress of a divorce, the last thing you may be thinking about is updating your estate planning documents. Your divorce can have a major impact on your estate plan, however, with implications for you, your children, and those who depend on you. You should consider making the following updates to your estate plan with the help of an experienced…Read the full article
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In November 2016, Washington voters approved statewide paid sick leave requirements as part of Initiative 1433. Beginning on January 1, 2018, employers throughout the state will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave, so now is the perfect time for your business to start its compliance planning. While the Department of Labor & Industries is still developing detailed rules and procedures regarding employee notifications and reporting…Read the full article
The most fundamental part of any gifting program is the federal gift tax annual exclusion. This exclusion allows a taxpayer to make a maximum gift of $14,000 (for 2017) each year to an individual free of tax and reporting (i.e., there is no need for the taxpayer to file a gift tax return). This is not a cumulative amount; a taxpayer can gift the maximum amount…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