Frequently Asked Questions and Other Helpful Information

1. When is Guardianship necessary?
2. How do you Remove or Replace of a Guardian?
3. Duties of a Guardianship of the Estate or Property
4. Duties of a Guardianship of the Person
5. Rights of the Incapacitated Person (1-5)
6. Rights of the Incapacitated Person (6-10)
7. Rights of the Incapacitated Person (11-15)
8. Substituted Judgment versus Best Interest Standard
9. Best Interest versus Substituted Judgment Standard

Professional Organizations

We invite you to browse these websites for information on professional organizations that serve many individuals who may require guardianship.

Alzheimer’s Association of Washington
American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Arc of Washington State
Autism Society of America
National Association of Developmental Disability Professionals
National Guardianship Association
Washington Association of Professional Guardians

While Able Guardianship Services may hold memberships with these organizations, we do not specifically endorse these organizations.

Helpful Links

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions and people of all ages with developmental disabilities.
Medicare. The Official US Government Site for People with Medicare.
Social Security Administration. Administers national Social Security programs as prescribed by legislation in an equitable, effective, efficient, and caring manner.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Provides excellence in patient care, veterans’ benefits and customer satisfaction