Estate planning for Singles without Kids

Triggers for starting the estate planning process can come at marriage, divorce, birth of a child and other significant life events.  But what if you are over 18 years old and single (not married and not a registered partner)?  One way to approach the decision of...

Selling a Home Privately Can Help Preserve Assets

Real estate agents typically charge 6% of the sale value of the home. In King County, Washington the average price of a home is roughly $627,000.  That is a commission of $37,620 for the realtor and it is separate from the other estate taxes and fees which might be...

Unlimited Marital Tax Deductions and Foreign-Born Spouses

According to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau Report, “11.4 million married couple households, or 21 percent of all married-couple households in America in 2011, had at least one spouse born in another country.  About 13 percent (7.3 million) of households had two foreign...