Estate Planning – Guardianship

When a loved one is unable to care himself or his affairs, a guardianship action may be necessary to obtain the legal authority for another person to make decisions and act on that individual’s behalf. While proper advance planning can eliminate the need for a guardianship, when a person is suddenly incapacitated (or when an incapacitated minor becomes reaches the age of majority) without a plan in place, recourse to the courts may be the only option.

If you find yourself in a situation where a loved one is incapable of caring for himself or his affairs and is unable to execute a power of attorney, a guardianship action may be necessary to obtain legal authority for you to manage their affairs.

Navigating the court process to obtain a guardianship can be difficult and confusing. Our experienced attorneys can assist you with each step of the process, including obtaining the guardianship and meeting your ongoing responsibilities and obligations once you have guardianship.