Guardianships

The firm handles guardianships for individuals whoneed assistance with the management of theirperson or their property.

A guardianship is a legal proceeding in which a third party who meets the statutory requirements is presented as a potential guardian. A court hearing takes place and once a guardian is appointed, the court administers the guardianship.

The guardianship will require a plan of management of the person and the property, as well as an inventory of the assets. There is an annual reporting due providing the court with an update on both the plan of management and the inventory of the estate.

The third party who is acting as guardian figuratively speaking steps into the shoes of the ward who is no longer able to contract on their own behalf, but enters into contracts through the guardian.