If a loved one has been incapacitated by illness or accident, he or she should have a legal guardian. Guardianship is determined by a probate proceeding. It is necessary when the incapacitated person did not have powers of attorney or advance directives that provided instructions on the steps to take in case of such a situation.
There are two types of legal guardians.
1. Guardian of a person – This provides you legal standing to make important decisions regarding the healthcare and treatment that your loved one receives.
2. Guardian of an estate – This provides you power to make decisions about your loved one’s assets and property.
Both types of guardianship can be held by the same person, or each can be provided to a different person, depending on the needs of your loved one.
At our firm, we have more than 20 years of experience helping people obtain guardianship over a loved one. Contact us if you want to learn more about how we can assist you with your guardianship needs.
Losing a loved one is difficult. Don’t let the process of estate administration make it even more painful. We will assist you in ensuring that the final wishes of your loved one are carried out efficiently and effectively through vigorous legal representation. We understand that every case is unique, so we provide our clients with the personal attention they deserve to help them through what can be an emotional and challenging legal process.
If you have lost a loved one and are in the process of estate administration, we can help. Our attorneys can assist with all aspects of estate administration including:
- Intestate Estates (no Will or last testament)
- Testate Estates (documented legal Will or last testament)
- Trust Administration
Contact The Barclay Law Group, P.C. to schedule your initial consultation