My practice areas are estate planning (including wills, trusts, powers of attorney... more
My practice areas are estate planning (including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare directives), probate and business law (including formation and entity selection and corporate maintenance). My law firm, Salmon Creek Law Offices, is a full service law firm located in north Vancouver, Washington in the Salmon Creek area. Call me fer a free initial consultation. (360) 576-5322 w... view profile
I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had... more
I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had the opportunity to help two families protect long held real estate from the costs of long term care for one of the patriarchs. Since then my practice, and now my firm, have developed into a practice exclusively focused on elder law.
I received my B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University (1994) andJ.D. from Northwestern... more
I received my B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University (1994) andJ.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis ClarkCollege (1998).I am admitted to both the Washington State Bar and the Oregon State Bar. Steve Bogdon and I formedLaycoe Bogdon PC in January 2005. Mypractice focuses on family law. I also practice in the areas of guardianship, estate planning and probate. I appreciate each opportun... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.