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Practice Areas

Since 1987, Thompson Howle Vaughn has concentrated it’s legal work in the various legal processes that grew into the still emerging field of elder law. Their experience and expertise in these areas is uniquely deep and broad, giving their clients confidence that the firm can offer quality legal services for their special family needs. From planning for long term care needs to protecting a legacy for future generations, the firm offers experienced, compassionate legal guidance.


A Guardianship/Conservatorship is the process by which an individual or qualified entity obtains court authority to protect the rights or the property of an individual who has been determined by the court to be unable to provide for his person or to manage his property or financial affairs.
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Through the probate process, the legal heirs of decedent are identified, the assets are marshaled, debts of the decedent are paid and the remainder is distributed to the legal heirs.
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Vulnerable Adult Protection

Washington has several laws that can be used to protect vulnerable adults. Thompson Howle Vaughn attorneys have extensive experience using these laws to help vulnerable adults.
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Thompson Howle Vaughn has a busy litigation practice in areas affecting the elderly and people with disabilities.
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Real Estate

Florence Deleranko provides legal services relating to review and drafting of real estate leases, purchase and sale agreements and contracts.
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Alternative dispute resolution for contested Guardianships, Estates and Trust Matters.
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