Legal guardianship is enacted by the court and gives someone (the “guardian”) legal rights to care for another person (the “ward”). There are different types of guardianships and various reasons why a guardianship may be necessary. A guardianship of a minor may be required to for the safety or protection of a child. A guardianship of an adult occurs when the ward is incapacitated, whether by disability, drug or alcohol abuse, or any other circumstance that makes them unable to manage their healthcare or financial matters. Whether it be guardianship of a child or adult, we can assist you with the legal steps needed to obtain guardianship.
- Temporary and Permanent Guardianships
- Minors – Someone seeking guardianship of a child may include grandparents, relatives, or any other adult who may need to take action to do what is in the best interest of the child.
- Special Needs – This may include adults who are incapacitated or a child turning 18 who may need additional care as an adult.
- Adults & Seniors – If there is an elderly or incapacitated loved one in your life who you need to help with their health care or finances, you can obtain legal guardianship to help that person. Guardianship for an elderly person is an option in cases where that person has not appointed a power of attorney.