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Elder Law Attorney in Seattle

Elder Guardianship and Legal Protection for Vulnerable Adults

Elderly couple in elderly law attorney office in Seattle​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 illnesses 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.


Contact us online or call (206) 855-6420 to schedule a free consultation or to ask questions. All consultations are confidential.


Elder Law Matters in Seattle

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 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 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 guardianship for the person in question.

Our other areas of practice include representing clients in probate, estate, and 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.

How Can An Elder Law Attorney Help You In Seattle?

Having an attorney by your side to take care of your elderly law matters is important for ensuring that you are provided with the legal guidance and support that you need to properly protect your rights and well-being. Our attorneys have years of experience in helping the elderly in Seattle and have the skills necessary to represent and advocate for you.

An elderly law attorney can help you by:

  • Providing you with legal counsel: Knowing all of the options available to you regarding things such as estate planning or health care is critical. An elderly attorney will be able to provide you with objective legal guidance that can help you make the best legal choices for your life moving forward.
  • Protecting your rights: Your lawyer is your best advocate, and he or she will go above and beyond to ensure that your rights are protected.
  • Supporting you: Knowing that you have an experienced lawyer by your side to support you can provide you with the emotional support and reassurance that you need.
  • Draft and handle paperwork: Your lawyer can help you draft and handle the paperwork involved with your legal matter. Whether you need help drafting a will or other advance directives, your elderly law attorney will be there to guide you through each step of the process. Better yet, your attorney will be able to handle all of the hefty paperwork involved so that you can focus your attention on other matters.
  • Saving you time and money: Your elderly law attorney will ensure that all of the paperwork associated with your legal matter is handled correctly and promptly. He or she will have the experience necessary to avoid costly mistakes and ensure that everything gets to where it's supposed to at the right time.
  • Offering financial representation: Your elderly law attorney can help you with financial planning, and financial matters such as income, tax benefits, estate, and more.

Contact us today to learn more about the many benefits that come with elderly legal representation.

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 (206) 855-6420, contact us online, or visit our office as soon as possible. Our lead attorney Sheila Ridgway has more than 34 years of experience and is ready to begin working on your case immediately.

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Contact our elder law attorneys in Seattle online or call today (206) 855-6420 to schedule a free consultation or for any questions.


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