Our
Services
At GSS we specialize in a broad range of financial and care management issues. We work closely with the client, family, courts, investment professionals and other interested parties, to provide our clients with the best overall experience and service possible.

No matter the level of need, GSS will tailor our services to each client's unique set of circumstances. From helping to guide lay trustees or family guardians through the court reporting system, to marshaling and administrating large or potentially contentious estates, we put our experience to work for our client.
Trust Administration
A trust is a fiduciary relationship in which one party, the trustor, gives another party, the trustee, the right to hold title to property or assets for the benefit of a third party, the beneficiary
Guardianship
Guardianship is a legal relationship established by the court in which a person or instituition is given legal authority over another when they are unable to make safe and sound decisions regarding his or her person, or property. Legal guardianships commonly involve minor children, but may also be ordered for developmentally disabled or incapacitated adults.
Estate Administration
GSS serves as the executor of probate estates in a variety of circumstances, with the goal to complete the transfer of assets to heirs or other beneficiaries, in a timely and prudent manner, assuring that all legal requirements are met.
Powers of Attorney
Powers of Attorney are a tool by which a person who is competent, voluntarily designates another to act in his/her place, generally empowered to manage financial matters or to ensure that the individual’s preferences for medical treatment are respected in the event of incapacity.
Budgeting & Bill Paying
Budgeting assistance includes helping an individual or family oversee regular funds and expenses, restore order to neglected records, set up systems for attending to routine budget matters and managing real property.
Care Management
GSS care management staff work with individuals and families to identify and resolve problems in living. Examples include identifying residential alternatives, obtaining clinical assessment, preparing plans of care, budgeting personal funds, arranging for care givers and other specialized services.
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Fee
Schedule
Agency Directors
$125.00
Senior Financial Manager
$120.00
Asset & Investment Management
$120.00
Asset Administration
$75.00
Financial Manager
$95.00
Support Services (Financial)
$75.00
Senior Property Manager
$120.00
Property Manager
$95.00
Inspections
$90.00
Support Services (Property Management)
$75.00
Senior Care Manager
$120.00
Care Manager
$95.00
Support Services (Care Management)
$75.00
Social Client Contact (Companion)
$55.00
BILLING PRACTICES

GSS's billing philosophy is to strive to
maintain a low hourly rate, to delegate work to staff with lower hourly rates
that have the necessary skills to complete the task, and to show all activity
on regular statements.  Billing
statements are prepared monthly.

Clerical:  This is a fixed monthly charge, based on
estimated time incurred, and includes: filing legal and personal documents;
processing income/outgoing mail; routing telephone calls and faxes. The amount
of estimated time billed per month is based on the level of activity of the
account. It ranges from zero for low-activity accounts and up to 1.0 hour per month
for high activity accounts.

 

Transactional Charges:  This is a fixed charge per
transaction, and is billed for each disbursement and incoming deposit
processed, and includes:  fiduciary check
writing and processing, review of supporting documents, computer processing,
check cost, postage, and authorizing signature.

 

For trust estates in excess of $1,000,000, GSS
may charge fees as a percentage of assets under management rather than hourly.  In these types of cases, fee percentage may
be negotiated and Court approval may be sought to approve the fee structure, if
required.

Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you:
When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will also ask to see a driver's license or other identifying documents.

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Guardianship Services of Seattle
3101 Western Avenue, Suite 330
Seattle, WA 98121
Office (206) 284-6225  |  Fax (206) 284-6240  |  info@trustguard.org