There are many circumstances where a loved one may not be able to manage his or her own affairs, whether it be a medical decision, financial decision making or even deciding where to live. A person may have had a stroke and is incapacitated, may have gradually declined due to Alzheimer’s disease, or may even be an individual who is subject to a Developmental Disability, and has never been able to manage his or her affairs.
If there are no alternatives, such as Advance Directives, it may become necessary to create a Guardianship for that individual. A Guardianship is the process by which the Court empowers someone to make decisions for an individual who cannot do so for themselves.
We are experienced in assisting people in navigating the problems of creating and administering Guardianships of all types and can discuss your options and help with the difficult personal decision to create a guardianship for your loved one.