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New Eviction Law: Senate Bill 5160 and House Bill 1236

The Governor signed a new law as it relates to evictions in the State of Washington. The law amends RCW 59.12 et. seq., the Unlawful Detainer and it also amends RCW 59.18 et. seq., the Residential Landlord Tenant Act. It also amends a couple of other acts. The changes, some of which are retroactively effective as of April 22nd, 2021, will add additional time as expected to the eviction process. The law also prohibits Governor Inslee from extending his eviction moratorium after June 30th, 2021.

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Unlawful Detainer vs. Ejectment

When attempting to regain posession of property via the legal system, the first step is understanding which procedure to utilize.

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Gray Law Tacoma Elder Law Update

What is Elder Law? What are Guardianships, Probates, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts? What is Medicaid Planning? Why does anybody be they by definition a vulnerable adult over the age of 65 or be they a younger family member responsible by default if you will for resolving the various issues associated with growing older, becoming more physically frail, and declining in mental and physical ability.

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Gray Law Tacoma Sports Update

Today, Monday, January 11, 2016, I presume everyone is the state of Washington are uttering these words “HOLY MACKEREL!!! I DON’T BELIEVE IT! IT’S A MIRACLE!” Winners win and that is what the Seahawks are, Winners.

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Physical Nursing Home Abuse

Sadly, incidents sometimes happen in which elderly individuals are subjected to the unthinkable at nursing homes here in Washington state: abuse. One of the types of abuse that sometimes occurs at nursing homes is physical abuse.

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Estate Value and The Washington State Estate Tax

There are many things that can have significant financial impacts when a person passes away. One is what the value of the deceased person’s estate is.

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How Dangerous Are Antipsychotics to Nursing Home Patients?

It is of incredible importance for medical professionals at nursing homes to exercise proper care when deciding what sorts of medications to give to residents. This is because some medications have some serious side effects and dangers associated with them.

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Landlord/Tenant Notices

3-Day Pay or Vacate Notice: This notice is given by a landlord to a tenant when rent is overdue. A landlord does not have to accept a late rent payment after the 3-day time limit is up. The 3-day notice must spell out how much rent is owed, but it may not include non-rent items, those types of charges should be on a ten-day notice to comply or vacate.

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Planning for The Different Sorts of Elder Health Care Costs

When a person is in their later years, one thing that can be a major source of costs for them is health care. There are many different types of health care costs an elderly individual can face.

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In Estate Planning, Having a Backup Plan Can Be Vital

It is common for a person to have very specific ideas of where exactly they want all their various assets to go when they die. Thus, it is understandable that a person, when estate planning, often puts a great deal of energy into making sure that their first choices for what will happen with their assets post-death are enshrined into their estate plan.

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