Category Archives: Guardianships
What To Do When You Are Appointed As A Guardian
If you are close with someone of advancing age or have family members of advancing age, you should not be surprised if one day you are appointed as their guardian. Maybe you expected this to happen—hopefully, you had discussions about accepting this appointment if need be—but sometimes we find that obligation thrust on us… Read More »
Using A Guardian Advocate For Special Needs Children And Adults
When an adult is in need of a guardian, it can often be a complicated process. An examination committee must make a determination as to what the ward (the person who will need the guardian) can and cannot do, and the court must determine not only if a guardian is needed, but the extent… Read More »
The Benefits Of Appointing A Preneed Guardian
Should you ever become incapacitated, there is a chance that a court could appoint a guardian to manage your affairs. The extent to which the guardian has control over your affairs depends on your disability and situation, but someone will handle those affairs if that time ever comes. Of course, we all hope we’re… Read More »
Who Can Object To Something A Guardian Decides To Do?
It is a fact of life that family does not often agree with each other when it comes to major life decisions. The same is true when a family member is incapacitated, made a ward, and a guardian is appointed to carry on the ward’s affairs. Disagreements and Standing Regardless of whether the guardian… Read More »
What Is A Temporary Guardianship?
The process to get a guardianship can be a long one. But sometimes, that’s OK. Because many times, we just see the need for a guardianship emerging, but there is no imminent emergency. However, sometimes something happens, or a loved one takes a turn for the worst, and suddenly, there is an immediate need… Read More »
Guardianship For Those With Intellectual Disabilities
When we think of a guardianship, we often think of appointing someone to make decisions for others who cannot care for themselves—that is, for people who the court has found to be incapacitated, or incompetent. But in a guardianship for people with developmental disabilities, things are a bit different. Developmental Disabilities and Guardianship Developmental… Read More »
Lawsuit Settlements For Minor Children May Require A Guardian
If a minor is involved in a personal injury case and receives a settlement, the matter is not as easy as having the defendant pay whatever money is owed to the child’s parents. That’s because the money paid is technically the child’s, and courts want to make sure that the money is being handled… Read More »