Guardianship

The care of minor children and incompetent adults is one of the greatest worries that weigh on the minds of people planning to protect and provide for their family after they're gone. It's understandable that, as the most vulnerable, they deserve the most protection.

In the estate planning process, we can advise you regarding guardianship provisions to protect both the financial and healthcare futures of your loved ones.

Once you've decided who you want to act as the legal guardian, we will petition the clerk of court to award guardianship for minors, incompetent adults as well as incompetent minor children approaching majority age, on behalf of the agent you appoint as guardian.

The guardianship of financial and health interests are recognized in two distinct ways:

  • Guardianship of the Person allows the agent to make health care decisions on behalf of an incompetent individual.
  • Guardianship of the Estate allows the agent to make financial decisions on behalf of the incompetent individual.

We will work with you and help you weigh all options and contingencies to help you arrive at the best solution for your wishes and interests.