Thursday, December 06, 2007

Guardianship Rewind

Last December, I posted a blog reviewing the excellent series by the Seattle Times on the problems with Professional Guardianships. Last week the times ran a two part series on predatory lending to seniors and the depletion of estates by persons not functioning as a family, volunteer or professional guardian under court supervision. Read it here.

Like the situation with Linda David, this woman's case had been reported to Adult Protective Services (APS) without results. Finally, a long term friend went to court as an "interested person." This is an option provided by statute and most people believe mistakenly believe that reporting to APS is the only recourse. If you find a dear friend or loved one in a similar situation, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions from the Washington Guardianship website.