Gardner Law’s attorneys assist clients in applying for guardianship over a loved one. Guardianship is a process used to gain legal control over an incapacitated individual’s personal care and finances.
There are two types of guardianship, guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate. Guardianship of the person addresses the medical and personal care of the person, referred to as the “Ward” once a guardian is appointed. Guardianship of the estate addresses financial management of the Ward’s assets.
If someone no longer has capacity to make decisions, one or both of these options may be needed. The need for a guardianship most often arises when an incapacitated person does not have powers of attorney in place or when there is a dispute between the agent under power of attorney and a third party.
Our guardianship attorneys explain the guardianship process to clients, provide them with realistic and strategic options when contemplating guardianship, and guide them through the process.
Our Practice Includes:
- Contested Guardianships
- Will Contests
- Undue Influence and Capacity Claims
- Trust Disputes
- Demands for Accounting
- Fiduciary Litigation/Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Asset Ownership Disputes
- Life Insurance Disputes
- Creditor Claims
Probate litigation is complex by nature and requires strategic discipline, tenacity, and sensitivity to the issues at hand. We have the depth of experience in this arena that allows us to offer superior, seasoned and practical advice and develop strategies for the thorniest matters. Jessica Newill – Shareholder