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About Guardianship

Guardianship: Protecting the Interests of Vulnerable Loved Ones

Guardianship is a legal arrangement in which a court appoints a guardian to make personal and/or financial decisions for an individual who is unable to make these decisions on their own due to incapacity or disability. This arrangement is designed to protect the interests and well-being of vulnerable individuals, such as minors, incapacitated adults, or individuals with special needs.

Here’s what you need to know about guardianship:

There are two main types of guardianship: guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate. Guardianship of the person involves making decisions related to the individual’s personal care, health, and living arrangements. Guardianship of the estate involves managing the individual’s financial affairs, assets, and property. Depending on the circumstances, one or both types may be needed.

During the guardianship process the court evaluates the individual’s capacity and the need for guardianship based on evidence presented. If the court determines that guardianship is necessary and in the individual’s best interests, a guardian is appointed.

In some cases, alternatives to guardianship may be available, such as powers of attorney, advance directives, or supported decision-making agreements. These alternatives allow individuals to retain more autonomy and control over their affairs while still receiving assistance as needed.

At S. Green Legal, PLLC, we understand the sensitive nature of guardianship proceedings and the importance of protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable individuals. Whether you’re seeking to establish guardianship for a loved one or navigate the complexities of guardianship administration, we’re here to provide compassionate guidance and legal support every step of the way.

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