What is guardianship?
Guardianship in Seattle, Olympia & Tacoma
Guardianship is a legal tool used to help someone who is at unable to make good decisions for themselves and their property. Often a person who needs a guardian can be victimized by scams, fraud, and bad actors.
When you become a guardian you’re given legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the protected person. The protected person can be a child or an adult.
A child may need guardianship if their parents pass away or are out of the child’s life for various reasons. Sometimes if a child inherits a sum of money from their parents a guardian will be appointed to manage the assets until the child turns 18.
An adult may need guardianship if they have special needs or if they’re experiencing mental illness, dementia or alzheimer’s. In all cases a guardian’s role is to look after the protected person’s best interests.Get in touch