Guardianship and Fiduciary Services
Paladin Advocates seeks to ensure that their clients experience a full andcomplete life that allows for personal choice while also providing them withsafety, security, and quality of life.
When a person becomes unable to care for themselves or their finances, and if there is no family able or willing to assist them, the State will appoint a professional guardian to manage the adult’s care and finances. Paladin Advocates is certified by the state of Washington to serve in that role.
Cy Osborne and Niki Tucker have both completed the required Professional Guardian 300 hour training. As the designated guardians for Paladin Advocates, they can serve as Guardian of the Person and Guardian of the Estate.
A medical care power of attorney is a document that appoints someone else to make decisions regarding your medical care. If your health declines to the state that you can no longer communicate with others, the person named in your medical power of attorney will communicate for you. This communication can be to your doctors and other health care providers. Preparing a medical power of attorney lets you control, at least to some degree, the health care you'll receive when you're unable to do so directly.
Creating a durable power of attorney for finances -- sometimes called a financial power of attorney -- is a good idea for almost everyone with property or an income. It's particularly important, however, if you fear that health problems may make it impossible for you to handle your financial matters. Making a durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (usually called your "agent") will be on hand to manage the many practical, financial tasks that will arise if you become incapacitated. For example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made, and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork.