Probate Guardianship

How an experienced probate guardianship lawyer can help

Get the power to help those in need when it matters. Probate Court can help appoint a Guardian Ad Litem that can help with entering a formal decision to name a Probate Guardian.

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Contact us now for a free consultation and see how an experienced attorney at law can help you with your probate guardianship case.

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Probate Guardianship For Special Needs Child

Many parents are surprised to learn that once their special needs child, turns 18 years old, they do not have an automatic right to make decisions for their child without formal court proceedings.  While it may be commonly understood with the disabled person’s doctors and teachers that you have and will continue to provide care for your disabled child, they need formal court orders allowing you to make decisions when the disabled person becomes a legal adult.  

Disabled Elderly Person

Similarly, it is painful for anyone to watch an elderly person, especially a parent, lose their mental and physical capabilities.  A mental or physical decline may occur quickly after an injury or a serious health issue, or it could be gradual, when you notice personality changes or uncharacteristic behaviors,  like accounting mistakes at the grocery store or someone being forgetful with regard to their bills.

Frequently, under these stressors, in-fighting may occur within a family.  Each family member disagreeing as to what each person believes to be in the best interest of the elderly person or a family member expressing concerns about another family member exploiting the elderly person.

Solutions Offered By The Probate Court

The Probate Court can provide solutions to these problems.  Probate Court handles many types of cases but in these instances, guardianship may be appropriate.  In short, the Court typically appoints a Guardian Ad Litem to conduct a brief investigation of the disabled person and the proposed guardian. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the Guardian Ad Litem tenders a formal report to the Court.  The Court considers the Guardian Ad Litem’s report and all applications for Guardianship filed and makes a formal decision naming a guardian after a hearing.

We can navigate this process for you.  We understand that caring for a disabled adult can be all encompassing and overwhelming, especially with family disagreements.  Call us for a consultation and let’s have a real discussion about the most cost-effective and efficient manner you can provide for your disabled loved one and see if a guardianship is appropriate.



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