Guardianship and Contested Guardianship for Adults

Guardianship is a legal process where a court appoints a guardian over an adult with a disability who is unable to make their own decisions. Guardianship is often inevitable when there is no other proper alternative, such as a power of attorney, for these decisions to be made. It can also be an effective option for a person with a disability who is being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous power of attorney, caregiver, or family member. The court continues to monitor the guardian it appoints, ensuring protection of the individual’s personal care and finances. The process of appointing a guardian can be simple and uncontested but can also be complex and contested. We assist with all aspects of guardianship for adults with a disability, from deciding whether guardianship is necessary to the court appointment process to ongoing representation of a guardian.

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