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,
P.S., 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
Our other areas of practice include representing clients in
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 at
send us an email, or
visit our office as soon as possible. Our lead attorney
Sheila Ridgway has more than 20 years of experience and is ready to begin working on
your case immediately.