Guardianship

Guardianship is a court supervised legal relationship established for the benefit and protection of another, called the “ward”.  Guardianships are generally for children whose parents can no longer take care of them, or for persons over eighteen years old who are declared mentally or physically incapacitated.
Types of Guardianships:

  • Limited guardianship – depending on the subject matter, some wards can make responsible decisions. For decisions where the individual may not be able to exercise sound judgment the court may appoint a limited guardian to assist in the decision making.
  • Co-Guardianship – is when two guardians are appointed to protect the best interest of the ward.  This often serves as added protection that neither guardian is able to abuse their powers.
  • Guardian of Property – is primarily concerned with providing or managing sufficient monetary resources to care for the ward.

Speaking with our attorneys will enable you to understand the complicated legal procedures and protect the best interests of all those affected.