Law Office of John S. Palmer Attorney at Law

(425) 455-5513

Power of Attorney Disputes

Execution of a valid Power of Attorney often keeps the Principal’s affairs out of the court system. However, a court petition may be needed to resolve a dispute over such issues as the validity of a Power of Attorney and whether the Agent should be removed for misusing his or her authority.

Washington law permits a court petition to be filed asking the court to:

In ruling on a petition, the court may award costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to any person participating in the proceedings from any other person participating in the proceedings, or from the assets of the Principal, as the court determines to be equitable. However, in a proceeding to compel a third party to accept a Power of Attorney, costs may be assessed against the third party only if the court determines that the third party did not have a good faith concern that the Agent’s exercise of authority would be improper.

If you need assistance with any matter involving a Power of Attorney please call us at (425) 455-5513, toll free at (877) 455-5513, or send us an email.

Local: (425) 455-5513
Toll Free: (877) 455-5513
Fax: (425) 455-5546
Law Office of John S. Palmer11911 NE 1st St, Ste. B204,Bellevue, WA 98005-3056