Protecting Your Vulnerable Loved Ones Through A Guardianship
Sometimes, a person becomes unable to care for themselves or make important decisions about their finances or health care. To best protect them, the state of Washington can appoint a legal guardian. If you have a loved one who could use this type of protection, our guardianship attorneys can help you.
Our lawyers at Alliance Law Group, PS, have over 100 years of combined experience helping families in the Tacoma area set up guardianships to protect and care for their loved ones. We understand how stressful guardianship proceedings can be. Our attorneys strive to provide the support you need for peace of mind.
Understanding The Guardianship Process In Washington
Guardianships can apply to a variety of people, including minor children, the elderly and disabled individuals. An appointed guardian has a financial and legal duty to care for the well-being of the person who needs it.
Guardians can make a variety of decisions, including:
- Medical decisions
- Financial management
- Some legal decisions
It can be difficult to decide whether your loved one needs a guardian. Elderly and disabled individuals are particularly vulnerable to abuse and fraud. If your loved one cannot manage their financial or personal affairs or cannot make clear decisions, you may want to consider guardianship.
Appointing a guardian in Washington is a serious action. When an adult has a guardian, they may lose the right to marry or divorce, vote, drive, own property, enter into a contract or consent or refuse medical treatments. If you have questions or concerns, our attorneys will thoroughly explain the process to help you understand what to expect.
Learn More About Your Options
While appointing a guardian may feel like an extreme step, sometimes it may be your only option to protect your loved one. Our lawyers at Alliance Law Group, PS, will help guide you through the process. To schedule a consultation at our Tacoma office, call us at 253-300-2055 or fill out an online contact form to get in touch with us.