Helping You Preserve The Rights of Your Loved Ones
When a loved one is no longer competent to make reasoned decisions on their own, a guardianship provides a legal method of protection. It can be a trying ordeal that requires an attorney who will work diligently to complete the process.
A guardianship is a legal relationship where one person (known as the “guardian”) is given rights and responsibilities for the welfare of another (known as the “ward”). For example, if a relative or close friend is unable to make competent important decisions.
If you need to appoint a guardian for someone, I offer a free consultation on how to form and administer a guardianship. I am also available to represent you in court if necessary.
What are some of the responsibilities of a guardian?
The guardian may have the following duties:
- providing food, clothing, shelter and medical care;
- managing financial matters with authorization from the court;
- arranging transportation to and from places of activity; and
- carrying out any other tasks necessary for the well-being of the ward.
I am here for any questions you may have
I will be readily available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about a guardianship. You don’t have to feel daunted by the process and you can rest assured you’ll have a knowledgeable adviser helping you every step of the way.
How Can I Help?
If you need help drafting wills or trusts, power of attorney and other estate planning documents, or probate administration call Lane at (850) 294-9740 today!