Guardianship

This is the Process where a court will declare a person incapacitated and appoint a guardian to manage their person and property.  Many times a guardianship can be avoided if the person had completed basic estate planning documents including a power of attorney and health care power of attorney.  For persons who lose capacity without those things in place, we assist family members or friends to navigate the process to have a guardian appointed and then assist the guardian with annual reporting requirements like guardianship reports and plans.  When a guardianship can’t be avoided, it can ensure that an incapacitated person’s personal and health care needs are met and their assets are managed appropriately.