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Helping Washington families navigate the guardianship process


When an adult family members are no longer able to care for themselves or vulnerable children are unable to make major decisions on their own behalf, a legal intervention because of incapacity might be required. Family members may find it difficult to navigate this unexpected and sudden situation; however, families in the Seattle area should understand that they have options available to them, helping them through this challenging time. Attorney Jennifer C Rydberg has worked closely with her clients, guiding them through these matters of guardianship and conservatorship.

There are various situations that might require guardianship. This often occurs when a child is named as a beneficiary in a litigation settlement, an adult family members are no longer able to care for themselves and do not have a power of attorney, a minor child lost a parent or a minor child receives an inheritance outside of a testamentary trust.

When a guardianship is established, it could be limited or full. In a limited guardianship, this may only impact personal affairs of the individual or health care directive. In comparison, a full guardianship, the named legal guardian oversees all aspects of the family member's life such as where they live, the medical care they will receive and will have control of their income and assets.

There are many concerns when initiating the process to establish guardianship. With over 30 years of experience, Jennifer C Rydberg is both knowledgeable and skilled at working with clients to establish a guardianship or conservatorship. Jennifer and her legal team are compassionate to the needs of their clients, and they have helped past client successfully establish.

While this can be a sensitive and emotional process, it is important that the needs of those involved are met. To learn more, check out our guardianship and conservatorship website. This could provide general information, helping families in Washington make timely decisions regarding their family members during incapacity.

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