If a person becomes incapacitated or they can no longer manage their affairs, just dealing with the new reality can send family members into bitter confrontation. Preparing for potential disabilities is the best way to ensure your peace of mind and your family’s stability.
Guardianship is a true security net. If no preparations were made prior to a loved one’s incapacitating disability, this court-supervised process will protect the needs, interests, and rights of the disabled person by naming a qualified guardian once the incapacity is determined by the court, through exacting evidence, namely the examination of the incapacitated person’s mental and functional health.
Appointing a guardian aims to protect and provide for the needs of the disabled loved one, all the while affording him/her as much agency and autonomy as legally possible.
Guardianship is a serious matter and should never be taken lightly. It is the best complement of pre-probate action. The best representation available, precisely the one we secure, will work in the best interest of your incapacitated loved ones and family members.
In many cases, guardianship may be needed for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other mental conditions. Guardianship is also provided for minor children if their parents have deceased or are incapable of taking care of them.