A guardianship is a legal relationship established by a court to protect minors and adults who are not able to make decisions for themselves regarding their personal, medical and/or financial affairs. A family member, such as a spouse or adult child, is appointed as the Guardian to act on behalf of and for the benefit of the incapacitated person. There are a host of concerns for the elderly which can be addressed by our office, including counseling on power of attorney documents through which they can appoint an agent to act on their behalf should they become incapacitated, thus avoiding, in most instances, the need for a court application for guardianship. For minors, there may be a need for parents to be appointed legal guardians upon a child reaching the age of 18 if the child is unable to care for himself or herself.
We are sensitive to the concerns parents have for their children and to the needs of the elderly and their caregivers. Please contact us through the form below to assist you with your concerns and needs or call us at (856) 428-2266.