Do you have a child or loved one who depends on you to care for them daily? If so, you want to ensure that they continue receiving care if you are no longer able to provide it.
How can you ensure your loved ones receive adequate protection if something were to happen to you? Below, the experienced guardianship attorneys at Rutkowski Law Firm: Asset Protection & Estate Planning discuss the purpose and available types of guardianship options.
Many people assume that when they pass away, their children will be old enough to care for themselves. However, sudden accidents can happen, so you should always prepare for the worst. The same is true if you are the primary caregiver of a disabled adult.
Guardianship allows you to grant another individual the ability to make decisions and care for someone who cannot care for themselves. This power might include making health-related or financial decisions for the child or incapacitated individual.
Different types of guardianship levels exist, allowing you to delegate certain powers.
Since guardianship is a legal order, a court hearing must review all of the complete documentation. To obtain guardianship, you should start by hiring a guardianship attorney to help you draft adequate documents. After completing the paperwork, the court will rule whether or not the minor or incapacitated person requires a guardian. If they do, you can obtain guardianship.
The guardianship process is lengthy and costly. You can potentially avoid delays by putting the proper documents together ahead of time. A guardianship attorney can help you complete legal actions like living wills, trusts, or powers of attorney so that the plan is already in place before your death or incapacitation.
If you do not plan adequately, the court will appoint a legal guardian without knowing your wishes. This ruling may result in the wrong person appointed to care for your child or loved one.
Even if you are currently in the guardianship process, Rutkowski Law Firm: Asset Protection & Estate Planning can help you get all of your affairs in order to make the process as pain-free as possible.
You should begin searching for a guardian attorney if any of these scenarios apply to you:
Making adequate plans for your future is the best way to ensure that your loved ones can live happy and healthy lives after you’re gone. Dealing with the legal guardianship process can be tricky, but a guardianship attorney can help make it easier.
Rutkowski Law Firm: Asset Protection & Estate Planning can help you protect those you love. Our family law firm will work closely with you to provide a custom, comprehensive plan for any of your legal guardianship needs. We keep you informed and educated on how you can plan for a bright future. We work with clients virtually, through Zoom, so you can take care of legal business all from the comfort of your own home.
Call us today at (248) 792-9193, or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout Michigan, including Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Kalamazoo, Sterling Heights, Port Huron, Macomb, and Detroit.
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