A guardianship is a court-created power given to an individual to care for an incapacitated person and to manage his or her money and property. A person is incapacitated if, because of a physical or mental condition — often age-related — the person is substantially unable to provide food, clothing or shelter for themselves, to care for their physical health or to manage their financial affairs. A person is also incapacitated by law if they are under the age of 18.
There are two types of guardianships: those of the person and those of the estate. The guardian of a person is responsible for the ward’s physical health, safety and welfare. The guardian of the estate is responsible for the ward’s money and property. The same person may be guardian of both the person and estate.
The legal procedures for obtaining a guardianship require an attorney’s assistance. We can explain these procedures to you and help you decide whether a guardianship is necessary in your situation, and what alternatives may be available.
Our law firm has extensive experience with guardianship matters and can assist you throughout the process of appointment. Additionally, we can advise you regarding the estate of your incapacitated loved one, helping you to make sound decisions on his or her behalf.
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