Elder Law

Helping seniors with their legal needs
Your golden years afford you the opportunity to relax, spend time with your family and focus on your personal interests. By handling your legal concerns, the Law Office of Paulette Peterson, PLLC helps you to enjoy this special time in your life. For more than 25 years, Paulette Peterson has assisted seniors with their unique legal issues, including:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Tax issues
  • Social Security benefits
  • Medicare and Medicaid coverage
  • Nursing home and assisted living care
  • In-home medical care


  • Powers of attorney
  • Medical directives and living wills
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Elder abuse
  • Age discrimination


Compassionate lawyer guiding seniors through estate planning
Often one of the most pressing concerns facing seniors is the care and security of their families upon their death. After attentively listening to your wishes, Paulette Peterson carefully analyzes your estate and advises you on how best to transfer your assets, minimize estate taxes, establish guardianship for minor children, support personal philanthropic causes and even protect a beloved pet. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts and other legal entities beneficial to your estate.

Going the extra mile to protect seniors’ rights
Seniors are often the target of unscrupulous fraudsters and abusive caretakers. If you or a family member is the victim of a financial scam, nursing-home negligence or domestic violence, we can help. We first make sure you are in a safe place, and we then pursue all available legal means to safeguard your well-being and dignity.

Contact a Bainbridge Island, Washington elder law attorney you can trust.

Call the Law Office of Paulette Peterson, PLLC at 206-855-9293 today to schedule a free half-hour initial consultation, or contact us online.