Planning for the second half of life for seniors in Clark County Washington
No one has the power to predict their future.
If we did, life would be so much simpler!
Instead, our lives are full of planning for unknown possibilities.
As you or your loved ones enter into the estate planning, disability planning or long term care planning arena for the first time, it is vital to have a trusted guide with you to plan accordingly. That’s why you may find a crystal ball or two floating about our office to remind us of just that – we don’t know what will happen tomorrow, so we must plan effectively today. It also serves as a reminder that in today’s ever-changing, ever-complex world, simple documents simply don’t work.
We are committed to finding solutions to your specific issues and helping guide you through the maze of ever-changing laws.
We stay up-to-date on the laws that affect seniors so that we can keep you ahead of the curve. This is one of the primary reasons it is essential to choose a qualified Elder Law Attorney to handle your affairs. We urge you to choose a firm with a breadth of related experience, not by shopping for cheap hourly rates or cheap documents.
Our firm exclusively focuses in the area of elder law, proudly serving the Clark County, Washington area since 1992. We use a team centered approach in our 1890s office building to relate to our clients by making them feel at home and understanding their needs.
I’m Margaret Madison Phelan.
Back in 1993, the Medicaid laws were changing rapidly and I was the first attorney in Clark County, WA to present to Medicaid one of the new trusts under a new law called OBRA ’93. Two separate families had contacted the firm where I worked. Both were just trying to hold on to their family property – one was a home and the other a farm. Both properties had been in their families for years, and each family was being threatened with losing their property because they had a loved one with a long term chronic care need.
I jumped in with both feet to learn the new laws. In both cases, I used new approaches and succeeded in retaining their properties. I have been proudly helping such families in estate planning and elder law ever since. We now meet at least four times a year with leading elder law attorneys from around the country to keep up-to-date on how to best advocate for our clients.
We find solutions to a variety of needs with knowledge, experience, and most importantly, compassion. Every year we also attend state and national continuing legal education training to keep abreast of new and changing laws so that we can help you with the most up-to-date options.
We want you to know us, and us you. We will identify the obstacles together and come up with creative and effective solutions for each of them. We are essentially problem-solvers, and we are great at what we do.
We look forward to your visiting our office, meeting our team and greeting our new law office puppy – Truffles.