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Annual Guardianship Filings More Than Doubled in the Last 10 Years

As the population ages, the number of guardianship cases is increasing too  Here's a look at Clark County, Washington's guardianship filings for the last nine years (thanks to Clark County Superior Court Clerk's Office for these numbers):

2007 - 148 New Cases

2008 - 149 New Cases

2009 - 197 New Cases

2010 - 211 New Cases

2011 - 204 New Cases

2012 - 263 New Cases

2013 - 236 New Cases

2014 - 262 New Cases

2015 - 274 New Cases

2016 - 326 New Cases

That's a 130% increase in new filings in less than 10 years.    I've been working in guardianship since 2004, and my legal assistant and I decided to work full-time in elder law mid-2016.  I'm so glad we did!  

Rachel Brooks