Legal Question in Elder Law in Washington

declaration of incompetence

My dad is suffering from dementia and is becoming very verbally abusive to my mother. He refuses to go to a doctor. What steps need to be taken to have him declared imcompetent?

Asked on 8/20/08, 12:22 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Ann Sattler Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S.

Re: declaration of incompetence

You need to petition the court to appoint a guardian. My firm regularly handles guardianship matters. It may be that he only needs a guardian of the person or it may be that he also needs a guardian of his estate (finances).

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Answered on 8/20/08, 5:15 pm

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