Tough economic times sometimes results in employment conflicts. Alene has many years experience representing employees and business in discrimination and retaliation claims, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, wage and hour claims, contract issues, noncompetition contracts, union grievances, unfair labor practices, etc. ESTATE PLANNING: Make sure that your family is protected in case something happens to you. Don’t trust that your family will be able to handle all the finances if you become disabled or after you’re gone; ensure their protection with professional estate planning including Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. PROBATE: We are never prepared for death when it comes to someone we love. Alene provides experienced, compassionate, and professional legal advice whether or not probate is necessary, and if so, legal guidance through the process. ADOPTIONS: Becoming a parent is wonderful joyous event. Call for legal representation for step-parent , foreign and domestic adoptions, as well as DSHS foster parent adoptions.