UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL GUARDIANS

Professional guardians in Washington State are regulated by the Certified Professional Guardian Board (CPG Board).

The CPB Board meets NOVEMBER 14, 2011. There are a bunch of new regulations. Comment by NOVEMBER 14, 2011. There is also a public forum afterwards. There is a webinar series on the Standards of [...]

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Elder Abuse and Guardianship

On November 9, 2011 By

ELDER ABUSE IN THE COMMUNITY

The Washington State Senior Citizens’ Foundation met recently (November 3, 2011) for its  2011 Fall Conference. A distinguished moderator and panel discussed “Elder Abuse and Guardianship”. Jim Brown, attorney for the Washington Association of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA), was the only certified professional guardian on the [...]

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GUARDIANSHIP LEGISLATION

“No person’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” According to Wikiquotes, this quote belongs to Judge Gideon Tucker in the case of the Final Accounting of the Estate of A.B. 1 Tucker 248 (N.Y.Surr. 1866). Tucker was a surrogate judge handling probate and guardianship cases in [...]

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GUARDIANS AND STATE COURTS

The fundamental relationship between a guardian and a protected person is one of empowerment, advocacy and protection. Guardians make decisions pursuant to the best interests / substituted judgment standards. State courts appoint guardians and supervise this relationship with the purpose of protecting the best interests of a protected person. Sufficient court [...]

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Welcome to Guardian Advocates

On October 18, 2011 By

INTRODUCTION

I am a certified professional guardian in Washington State and more recently a past president of the Washington Association of Professional Guardians (WAPG). I am also a lawyer in private guardianship practice for 13 years. When I sat down and began planning Guardian Advocates, I saw a need to [...]

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