Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 103 > Aug 9 1951

(1) The existence of a proper guardian of a veteran's estate prevents the superintendent of a state mental hospital from being guardian.(2) The veterans' bonus may only be paid the court-appointed guardian.(3) Neither the superintendent of a state mental hospital nor a "custodian" under Veterans' Administration regulations may apply for the Washington bonus due an incompetent veteran.(4) Three hundred dollars of the veteran's estate is exempt from state hospitalization charges.

AGO 1956 NO. 323 > Oct 2 1956

The county clerk may charge a judgment fee for the entry of a judgment in a guardianship proceeding against the guardian and surety, such judgment running in favor of the ward and the newly appointed guardian.