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by | Jan 13, 2020 | Estate Planning and Probate |

A guardian is a person or agency appointed by the court who is designated to act for someone who has been declared incapacitated. Limited Guardianships are established for people who retain the ability to make some decisions for themselves, but need assistance in one or more areas.

A person may need a guardian if they are determined to be incapacitated as to their person or estate, and if no alternatives to guardianship exist. A determination of incapacity is a legal determination, made by the court. A person is incapacitated as to his person when he or she has a significant risk of personal harm based upon a demonstrated inability over time to adequately provide for nutrition, health, housing, or physical safety. A person is incapacitated as to his or her estate when he or she is at significant risk of financial harm based upon a demonstrated inability over time to adequately manage property or financial affairs.

Contact our office today at 206-408-8158 for a free consultation if you have questions or need help with a Guardianship. We are conveniently located in Normandy Park and would be happy to assist you or your loved ones.


DAL Law Firm is conveniently located in Normandy Park, Washington. We serve clients in Washington cities such as Normandy Park, Des Moines, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Federal Way, Renton, Kent, Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland and others throughout King County.