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November 2015 Archives

(Redmond/Contracts) Plight of the Tenant - Part Deux

...And we're back! Our last blog briefly examined a few responsibilities that tenants have when it comes to their own residential lease. From the slums to the sky rises, all apartments have one thing in common - the landlord. This week, we continue to look further into the relationship between these opposing parties. Whether you're happy with your landlord or not, they are something that all renters must put up with on (at least) a monthly basis. But, once again, many renters do not fully understand the rights or duties bestowed to them in their lease Contracts.

(Redmond/Family Law) Dividing Community Property

Washington is one of nine states (mostly on the west coast) that follow community property laws when it comes to Estate Planning. This is important to note because it will wholly affect the way you and your loving spouse choose to draft your wills and other estate planning documents. But, what if your loving spouse no longer loves you? These community property laws are also incredibly helpful to understand for purposes of Family Law. For example, if you purchase a home during your marriage, community property helps the judge determine who owns the equity after a divorce.

(Redmond/Contracts) The Plight of the Tenant

The majority of recent college grads (and many working adults) have yet to venture into the convulted realm of home procurement. Instead, many have decided to delve into the equally confusing area of tenancy and lease Contracts. Landlord-Tenant laws are lengthy and complicated. Even worse, many renters have no specific knowledge of their (or their landlord's) responsibilities and duties. Since many of my friends and family are in this same situation, I've decided to compile some of the most important topics into an exciting two part blog post! In this first episode, I will briefly examine a few of the most important responsibilities for you, the tenant:

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