GUARDIANSHIPS

Guardianship Attorney, Vancouver Washington

Trent Kunz is a Guardianship Attorney, located in Vancouver, Washington. A Guardianship is a court supervised procedure in which the court appoints a Guardian to act on behalf of a person who, because of disability, disease, or incapacity, is unable to handle his or her own affairs. A guardianship is only necessary if the incapacitated person failed to execute a power of attorney. There are two types of guardianships under Washington law, namely Guardian of the Estate and Guardian of the Person. A Guardian of the Estate handles all of the incapacitated person's financial affairs while the Guardian of the Person makes all necessary health care decisions and procures the necessary health care and personal care for the incapacitated person.


Guardianships are time-consuming and costly requiring that one hire an attorney to petition the court to be appointed as guardian. Thereafter, the court appoints a Guardian ad litem, an independent third party, who investigates the situation and reports the facts of the particular case back to the court. If the court deems it appropriate, the court will appoint a guardian who is required to post a performance bond and report back to the court on an annual or biannual basis. Attorney fees and all other expenses occurred in administering the guardianship are taken from the incapacitated person’s personal funds.


Trent Kunz, Vancouver Washington guardianship attorney represents the interests of guardians, potential guardians and those who are opposed to having a Guardian appointed to act on their behalf.

Salmon Creek Law Offices
1412 NE 134th Street | Suite 130 | Vancouver, WA 98685
PHONE: 360-576-5322
FAX: 360-576-5342

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