I have been practicing law for 28 years. During that time I have helped over 8,000... more
I have been practicing law for 28 years. During that time I have helped over 8,000 families prepare their estate plans. In addition I have helped many families qualify their loved ones for medicaid to help pay nursing home expenses. In my law firm we specialize in estate plannig and elder law. I have participated in over 1,000 public seminars in Spokane , the Tri Cities Yakima , Coeurd... view profile
Personal interests outside of the practice of law include amature-professional... more
Personal interests outside of the practice of law include amature-professional photography, competative basketball, travel and spending time with my wife, twin daughters and dog, although not in that order. I have a passion for assisting deserving families wade through the complex Medicaid and VA laws to receive the benefits they are entitled to. Nothing gets me more excited to head to wor... view profile
A power of attorney is a document you sign to give someone else the right to make legal decisions for you. Unlike a guardianship, you determine the decision makers' authority by the language used in the power of attorney form; you can limit it to health matters, financial issues, or any combination of powers that suits your needs. For example, if you are having heart surgery, you might consider appointing a family member with power of attorney over your health care, in case decisions need to be made and you aren't able to make them. Lawyers with expertise drafting power of attorney forms make sure the decision-making authority you are giving someone matches what you have in mind.