The number of individuals reaching retirement age continues to increase every year. Consequently, there is an increase in the number of adult children needing to make difficult decisions about immediate and long-term care, medical treatment and financial means for their aging parents and loved ones. These decisions are complicated by serious long-term medical conditions and incapacity.
Guardianship assists individuals in the management of their financial and medical affairs. Guardianship gives adult children and others the ability to make decisions for their elderly loved ones when they cannot make these decisions for themselves. Guardianship ensures that incapacitated or elderly individuals can have dignified treatment without complication or delay.
Guardianship is also used to take care of disabled children, allowing a responsible parent or other adult to manage the medical care and finances of the disabled child.
Guardianship is a fairly complex process that involves filing an application with the probate court. Guardianship over an adult involves a physician evaluating the individual and providing an opinion about whether the individual needs a guardianship, whether there is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship and what types of activities and decisions the individual is not able to make personally. Because guardianship is a complex process, it is important to have competent and experienced legal assistance on your side. The probate and guardianship attorneys of Christiansen Law Firm can help individuals manage the guardianship process. Christiansen Law Firm offers comprehensive legal services to ensure the needs of loved ones are taken care of through guardianship. Contact the probate attorneys of Christiansen Law Firm for more information.