Seattle Elder Law Attorney
Elder Guardianship and Legal Protection for Vulnerable Adults
The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society. Many are unable to protect themselves from financial predators or people in their lives who may otherwise abuse them. Others have become incapacitated due to illness such as dementia and can no longer make decisions for themselves. After a lifetime of contributing to our communities and our families, however, they deserve care and defense against the abusive and fraudulent tendencies of those who would take advantage of them.
Elder law is a continually evolving and growing area of the law that deals with issues that our ever increasing population of elderly individuals and vulnerable adults face. If you are confronted with a situation and need knowledgeable legal guidance, the law office of Ridgway Law Group, can assist you. We are located in Seattle, Washington, and represent individuals in all types of elder law issues. We have extensive experience in protecting the rights and the interests of vulnerable adults and are here to help our clients find pragmatic solutions to difficult problems.
We frequently represent individuals in situations involving elder law matters such as:
Vulnerable adults: Our firm can represent you in filing a Vulnerable Adult Protection (VAPA) Petition, which is separate from filing for a guardianship of an incapacitated adult. What you need to know is that there are mechanisms that exist that will protect your loved one, and we will work swiftly, carefully and relentlessly to help solve your problems.
Guardianships: In instances in which your loved one may need an additional layer of protection against potential financial exploitation, we can explain how a guardianship can achieve that goal. Guardianships will allow the guardian to make decisions and act in the incapacitated person's best interests. A court hearing determines the necessity of a guardianship for the person in question.
Our other areas of practice include representing clients in probate,
trust litigation as well as in
claims against fiduciaries and
TEDRA matters. Our litigation experience in these matters is valuable in actions to recover assets lost through the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable adults.
Contact a Seattle Elder Law Attorney Today
To learn more about how an experienced Seattle elder law attorney from our firm can make the law work to protect you and your loved one please call us, send us an email or visit our office as soon as possible. Our lead attorney Sheila Ridgway has nearly three decades of experience and is ready to begin working on your case immediately.