A guardianship helps you take care of a loved one when they become incapacitated. Guardianships are most commonly needed when an elderly loved one becomes incapacitated due to dementia or some other illness, especially if they do not have a power of attorney in place. Guardianships may also be necessary when a disabled dependent reaches the age of 18 or when someone other than a biological parent is caring for a child.
There is a formal legal process to become a legal guardian of someone else, which involves petitioning the court. The guardianship process can be intimidating and stressful. Our attorneys are experienced with all aspects of the guardianship process. If you think guardianship may be necessary for your loved one, schedule a meeting with our attorneys. We will help guide you through the process from beginning to end and answer any questions you may have.