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Powers of Attorney & Why you need to have one NOW! +PLUS Coffee, Community and Kittens

You may have heard of a legal document that is called a “Power of Attorney”, but do you know what they do? This document allows you to choose a person to make decisions on your behalf for medical or financial, in the event that you are incapacitated or incapable of making decisions on your own. Having your estate planning in check early is one of the best ways to protect your assets and reduce stress on your family down the road.

What is a “Power of Attorney”?

It is an undervalued, and extremely important, document especially right now with the uncertainty …

June 8th, 2020|Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts|

What Is Elder Law?

What Is Elder Law

Advances in science and technology have allowed us to live longer, fuller lives. People are often living well into their 80’s and 90’s and their families face a complex set of legal and financial issues that include estate planning, asset protection, paying for long-term care and more. Elder law is a branch of law that serves the needs of the elderly and the disabled as well as their family.

Most often this includes the following legal areas:

March 12th, 2019|Estate Planning, Medicaid and Long Term Care|

Do You Or A Loved One Need An Elder Law Attorney?

Signs You Need To Talk to a Medicaid Planning Lawyer

Medicare planning attorney

 “My husband has been in the nursing home for two years, I have liquidated everything, and now I am broke, how can you help me?” 

All too often, we often see a family in this very situation who has spent almost everything they have to cover the cost of high-quality care for a spouse or loved one – ultimately leaving them with nothing. A Medicaid Planning Lawyer can prevent this situation from happening. We will work with you to create a plan to preserve your assets and to get government …

February 25th, 2019|Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning|

Why Use An Eastern Washington/Spokane Asset Protection And Estate Planning Lawyer

February 20th, 2019|Estate Planning|

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A BEACON OF LIGHT IN ELDER LAW & ESTATE PLANNING

MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the community and helping people were two reasons Holland McBurns became an attorney. Evergreen Elder Law focuses on estate planning, probate and assisting clients and their families with accessing long-term care benefits without going broke. Holland takes a team-centered and holistic approach to helping families resolve these issues.

Because elder law requires great attention to detail and follow through, Holland receives the most satisfaction from her work when she has successfully helped a family achieve a happy resolution to their legal issue. Recently, Holland has …

Caring Transitions of Spokane Interview (audio)

Host Michael Begley, owner of Caring Transitions of Spokane, speaks with Holland McBurns. Holland is an Elder Law attorney at Evergreen Elder Law in Spokane. She is accredited with the Veterans Administration to help clients receive their Aid & Attendance Benefit and can help clients preserve their assets when dealing with Medicaid. Furthermore she works on cases related to probate, estate planning and long-term care. Don’t miss this podcast, there is a lot of great information.

 

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff Legislation

February 16th, 2013|Estate Planning, Medicaid and Long Term Care|

The Top 10 Benefits of a Comprehensive Power of Attorney

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. ­­­­­Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This issue of the ElderCounselor e-newsletter is intended to highlight the benefits of a comprehensive, detailed power of attorney. A proper starting point is to emphasize that the proper use of a power of attorney as an estate planning and elder law document depends on the reliability and honesty of the appointed agent.

What is a ‘Power of Attorney’?

The agent under a power of …

October 12th, 2012|Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts|

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I did some research and exploration and came upon the offices of Evergreen Elder Law. From the moment I spoke with the receptionist I felt respected, valued and regarded as an important client. I made an appointment for March 20, 2018. When I presented to their offices I spoke with someone who was sympathetic for my loss, confident that their offices could help and exuded competence. I was heartened to note that they were recognized as “Client Choice “Estate Law Office” for 2016.” And my experience with their offices made me a believer.

Anthony

When my mother retired it became apparent we as a family needed help, Holland Mcburns was recommended by an acquaintance of the family. She was professional and very thorough and informative. I felt she was very up to date on the current opportunities that would best benefit my elderly mother, and make her retirement years worry free. After working with Mrs Mcburns, it was apparent that many people would benefit from her knowledge and dedication. I highly recommend her, and look forward to working with her on my estate planning.

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Holland is very attentive and detail oriented. I felt well cared for, she returned calls promptly, and was always very sensitive to my needs. Holland gave me very good advice. She is very ethical and has legal services personalized to your needs.

Anonymous

Holland is a great listener and lawyer. When we came to her with our needs, she thoughtfully listened, was helpful with all our questions, and then explained our options. Her sense of humor helped us through some long waits with the system. In the end, we ended up with a surprisingly favorable settlement and a good friend in the courts.

Nadine and Mark Huck

Holland is truly one of the most sincere and professional attorneys I have come to know and over many years in the legal field. Her work is innovative in the complex area of estate planning and she strives to know the latest legal strategies to protect and represent her clients. Holland is dedicated to satisfying her clients’ needs and does it in a kind manner. She is a wonderful communicator both with her clients and with her colleagues. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal services.

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Evergreen Elder Law is committed to helping you create comprehensive legal, financial, and physical security for you and your loved ones. Serving the Spokane, Tri Cities and Coeur d’Alene regions, we have the knowledge, compassion and professionalism to guide you in planning for the future, giving you peace of mind as you or a loved one makes important decisions for your family and future.

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