Victoria Wei

Washington Reinstates Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Trust and Estate Litigation

On May 15, 2020, Washington State Legislature renewed Proclamation 20-45 which waives certain statutory requirements for domestic abuse victims seeking emergency protection during COVID quarantine.  Our prior coverage on Proclamation 20-45 details the ways in which victims can seek emergency protection through electronic filing.  On May 9, Senate Republicans denied the extension of these protective […]


Victoria Wei

Update on Proclamation 20-45 and Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Elder Law, Trust and Estate Litigation

On Saturday, May 9th, Senate Republicans blocked the extension of Governor Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation 20-45 Protection Orders and Personal Service.  This Proclamation, issued on April 10th, provided protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by easing the process by which victims can seek emergency protection orders and waiving in-person proceedings.  This includes […]


Victoria Wei

COVID-19 & Trusts, Estates and Vulnerable Adult Litigation

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Trust and Estate Litigation

Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of many individuals and none more so than our vulnerable and elderly friends and family. The majority of proceedings related to litigation involving trusts, estates, guardianships, powers-of-attorney, and vulnerable adult protection orders occur in the Ex-Parte Department of the Superior Court. The Trust and Estate Litigation team at Helsell Fetterman […]