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Power of Attorney or Guardianship: The Power of Choice

Choice is powerful. It is the freedom to make your own decisions. Freedom to choose who you want to assist you in the event of disability or incapacity. Freedom to execute a Power of Attorney. Lack of choice leaves you powerless. A Guardianship can be imposed when choices have not been made prior to disability… See More

I am an Elder Law Attorney

As an Elder Law Attorney I assist families in long term care planning, estate planning, and disability planning. I work with clients of all ages, but specialize in working with seniors, the disabled, and their families. My clients are all ages, but specialize in Elder Law. I have over 31 years of legal experience, 14… See More

Alzheimer Mental Health Advanced Care Directives

A new alternative to the more common Advanced Directive has developed in recent years. This is the new Alzheimer Mental Health Advanced Care Directive. Lisa Brodoff, a professor at Seattle University School of Law, developed the directive discussed in this article. The common Advanced Directive usually takes effect at the end of life when a… See More

Key Changes as a Result of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act

RCW 11.125.00 Effective January 1, 2017 Under the new Power of Attorney Act effective January 1, 2017, there are some significant changes that everyone contemplating executing a Durable General Power of Attorney should be made aware. Execution of a Durable Power of Attorney (“DPOA”) now includes the requirement that the person executing the Durable Power… See More