Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies are all terms that have become part of common vocabulary when people think of planning ahead and preparing for the future. While planning for the future is exceptionally crucial, many people frequently fail to prepare and are faced with hardships as a result.
Frequently what happens when advanced directives are not prepared, is that individuals become incapacitated, and their loved ones are tasked with legal battles to be able to take the reins and assist. However, this legal battle can likely be entirely avoided through a Guardianship proceeding.
Guardianship is a legal term which is the legal process of appointing a guardian for an incapacitated person. The Guardianship allows for an individual to become a guardian of an adult person who the court determines is incapable of making financial, medical or personal decisions for themselves effectively. The process is lengthy and requires proving that an incapacitated person is in fact incapacitated and thus requires and would benefit from having a guardian appointed. However, once the process is finalized, the benefits are tremendous.
Families are able to ensure that their loved ones are being taken care of and having their needs met.
Our team understands how valuable personal relationships are. We value family above all else and focus our practice to better the lives of families who come to us seeking legal assistance.
If you feel your loved one is in need of a court appointed guardian, contact our team of experts. Family members themselves can often qualify to become court appointed guardians to securely protect the incapacitated person’s needs. Call for a free consultation to learn more about your options.