57% of people in the United States do not have any sort of formal estate plan. 92% of adults between the ages of 18 and 35 do not even have a will. These people are leaving themselves and their families at risk.
Until May 31st, McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC is conducting a special “clinic” and will be providing families with a complete estate planning package for a discounted flat fee. For $495.00, you and your spouse will both receive a will, including a simple testamentary trust for any minor children, a durable power of attorney, and a health care power of attorney/health care directive. Call today to find out more.
One of the areas I see the most in my consumer protection practice involves claims having to do with botched or abandoned jobs by contractors. These jobs range from small remodel or repair projects to full-scale renovation and remodeling of an entire house. Unfortunately, even when consumers do their due diligence and check references, licenses, bonds and insurance information, shady contractors can still look legitimate and get jobs with fast talk and low bids.
So, you got taken for a ride by a contractor. He has taken most of the money for the job, but left the work mostly unfinished – and what he has completed looks terrible and might even be dangerous. Maybe he has damaged your house or other personal property. Maybe you have even suffered personal injuries as a result of the contractor’s work. What do you do now? Continue Reading →
McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC is nearing the end of its first year in business. After many years practicing in a large-firm setting in both Florida and Washington, Alan opened his office in Spokane and began his own practice in 2010. During that first year, Alan was able to assist clients with a variety of consumer protection issues, business planning issues, estate planning needs and even criminal defense – and he looks forward to continuing to protect his clients’ rights and interests in the New Year.
During 2010, Alan helped clients reach reasonable and satisfactory resolutions to several different problems that fall under the heading of “Consumer Protection.” These issues ranged from problems with unlicensed and incompetent contractors to problems with debt collection to problems with auto repair facilities to problems with insurance companies. Each different case is governed by different Washington, and maybe Federal laws, regulations and rules; as well as the precedent set by both recent case law and long standing common law. Often times, a simple letter setting forth the details of the law and how the law applies to the given situation is enough to show a wrongdoer the light, and prompt a quick and reasonable resolution. A demand letter written by a competent and knowledgeable attorney is often a simple and cost effective way to resolve almost any problem. Sometimes a party is not willing to be reasonable, and whether they are an individual or a huge insurance company McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC will represent clients in litigation to make sure your rights are protected. Continue Reading →
McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC recently prevailed on behalf of a client in a contested hearing against the Washington Department of Licensing and succeeded in protecting that client’s drivers license from being suspended.
If you are pulled over for a DUI in the state of Washington, there are actually two separate matters that you will have to deal with. Obviously, there are the criminal proceedings you will have to face to determine if you are guilty of driving while under the influence. There is also a second proceeding, however, that people sometimes forget about – the DOL hearing. If you refuse to provide a breath sample to the police, or if you do provide a breath sample and it exceeds the legal limit of .08, then the DOL automatically suspends your drivers license for 90 days, regardless of whether you are convicted of DUI or not.
It is very difficult to prevail in the DOL hearing. Only approximately 20% of DOL hearings are won by the defendant. That is why it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you at the hearing. At the recent DOL hearing won by Alan Green, he successfully presented an argument regarding technical probable cause issues and certain deficiencies in the evidence presented by the DOL. This argument resulted in a favorable ruling by the DOL hearing officer, and no administrative suspension had to be endured by his client.
Regardless of the actual criminal case, do not forget to focus on the DOL hearing. Different issues apply, and you may be able to prevail, even if the facts are not necessarily in your favor. Contact McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC to ensure that your rights are protected.