Brighton & West Branch Guardianship Attorneys
Protecting Your Loved Ones Through Guardianships
Although it can be difficult to face for individuals and their families, there are times when someone loses the ability to make decisions independently. It is critical during this time to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you understand your options and the implications of establishing a guardianship for yourself or an elderly parent.
At the Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning, PLLC, our Brighton & West Branch guardianship attorneys represent clients during proceedings. Whether you are a child of someone who needs a guardian or someone who needs assistance in decision-making matters, our lawyers will listen to you, understand your objectives and help you through the process. We can help put you at ease as we help you prepare for the future.
We understand how challenging this situation can be for our clients. With decades of legal experience, our lawyers have unique knowledge and perspective in all aspects of estate planning and elder law matters. And we are committed to helping you make smart decisions for your future. Our lawyers will take the time to work with you personally and represent you with professionalism and care. Contact us today.
What Is a Guardianship?
A guardianship is a court proceeding over someone who is incapacitated and lacks sufficient understanding to make or communicate informed decisions for themselves.
The petition for guardianship, filed at the county probate court by someone interested in the welfare of that person, must state a specific reason for the person’s incapacity which may include:
- Mental illness
- Mental deficiency
- Physical illness
- Physical disability
- Chronic intoxication
- Chronic drug use.
Once appointed, a guardian can direct that person's decisions regarding:
- Health care
- Living arrangements
- Handling income and property
- Arranging for appropriate supportive services
- Manage money and assets
An emergency guardian can also be appointed if the need is dire.
If you would like to establish a guardianship for a loved one, our skilled legal team can help you through the process in the least stressful and most time-efficient manner for everyone involved.