Mental and physical disability or incapacity can involve severe and long-term conditions that impose great limitations upon an individual’s ability to take care of themselves, express themselves verbally, earn a living, and live independently of the care of others. Such a disability reflects the necessity for a combination of treatments and services.
A guardianship for physically or mentally disabled or incapacitated persons have been understood to facilitate the independence and self-reliance of the allegedly incapacitated person (“AIP”). Guardianships are limited as much as is reasonable in order to allow AIPs to exercise as much control over their lives as possible while maintaining as much dignity and self-reliance as possible.
The desires of the AIPs are given primary consideration. Also, AIPs are allowed to do as much of their own caregiving as is physically and mentally possible. To learn more about adult guardianships in Kitsap, it is best to reach out to one of our experienced family law attorneys.
Those awarded guardianship in our area are granted only those powers necessary to accomplish what the disabled or incapacitated person cannot accomplish independently. These powers may include:
Jeniece LaCross, Attorney At Law