Guardianship

The term guardianship covers various situations and is defined as, " The legal right given to a person who will be responsible for assisting another person who is deemed to be fully or partially incapable of providing for himself or herself." Designation of Guardianship may come in handy when handling the needs of minor children as well as aging or incapacitated loved ones. Legal guardianship is important when the time comes to assist people with making financial decisions, healthcare decisions, and other legal decisions that they can't make for themselves.

 

Below is an explanation of the Guardianship Services we provide.

 

 

We Draft, Review, and Update Designation of Guardian

 

So that you can inform the court who you want to be your guardian in a guardianship proceeding, we are happy to prepare a Declaration of Guardian for you.

 

Guardian of Your Estate

 

The Guardian of Your Estate can possess and manage all of the property in your estate. The Guardian can enforce and collect debts on your behalf. The Guardian can also bring and defend lawsuits on our behalf.

 

You do not need a Guardian of Your Estate if you have named an agent under a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, but you must note that Guardianship supersedes Power of Attorney. Therefore, if a court names a Guardian of Your Estate, this Guardian replaces the agent you named in the Statutory Durable Power of Attorney.

 

Guardian of Your Person

 

The Guardian of Your Person can provide care, supervision, and protection for you. The Guardian provides you with clothing, food, and shelter. The Guardian can also make decisions regarding medication, medical procedures, and medical treatment.

 

You do not need a Guardian of Your Person if you have named an agent under a medical power of attorney, but you must understand that Guardianship trumps Power of Attorney. Therefore, if a court names a Guardian of Your Person, this Guardian replaces the agent you named in the Medical Power of Attorney.

 

We Draft Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains

 

So that you can choose a person you trust to oversee your funeral affairs according to your wishes, we are happy to prepare an Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains.

Other Legal Fields

We will gladly represent you in cases regarding:

  •  Construction law 
  •  Real estate law
  •  Commercial litigation
  •  Antitrust law 
  •  Employment law
  •  Personal injury law
  •  Bankruptcy law
  •  Estate planning and probate administration
  •  Class action lawsuits

Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us at 1-855-855-5171. You can also contact us using the contact form or clicking on the link below.

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