Guardianships

A guardianship allows an individual to manage the financial and personal affairs of a person who is incapacitated. As a Vancouver WA guardianship lawyer, I have established myself as a trusted source of quality and cost-conscious legal counsel.

Not all clients need to set up a legal guardianship. Rather, guardianships may be needed for children being raised by grandparents or other relatives,or special needs children who are reaching age 18. Guardianships are also considered by elderly persons concerned about their spouses or by adult children worried about their aging or special needs parents.

In Washington, a guardianship gives one person the legal authority to manage someone else’s personal affairs, including medical care, caregiver help, social decisions, placement choices and more.

Creating Plans To Ensure The Protection Of Your Loved Ones

As a guardianship lawyer in Vancouver WA, I can help you decide if guardianship is right for you and your family. I will discuss the situation, concerns and goals involved. I have experience creating guardianships for:

  • Elderly spouses, parents and relatives who need nursing home care due to incapacity from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions
  • Special needs children turning 18
  • Children being raised by grandparents or other relatives

When properly executed, a guardianship can give you the peace of mind that your loved one’s care is managed for the long term.

Since the firm also handles family law matters, we are prepared to assist with any overlapping issues that might arise such as nonparental custody cases.