As Kent readers may know, caring for a child with special needs can pose great challenges for even the most dedicated parents. Those challenges multiply as a vulnerable child transitions into adulthood.
Many readers in the Seattle area have enjoyed the music of Britney Spears over the years. Many, too, have heard reports of the singer's life spiraling out of control in events that led her father to petition for legal guardianship of the singer's person and estate. Most often, when Washington residents petition for guardianship, they are seeking legal authority to intervene and provide care for a loved one who needs help getting through a difficult time due to incapacity.