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Guardianships should always be a last resort. We assist you in exploring all alternatives to court involvement before we make the recommendation of a guardianship or guardian advocate.
The court can appoint a guardian for any person at any age. If the person is under 18, the appointment is generally to manage property the child receives from an inheritance or personal injury settlement.
For a person over 18, the appointment is because the individual is unable to manage personal or financial matters.
A Guardian Advocate may be appointed if a person is diagnosed prior to the age of 18 with an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome. The disability must be substantial and expected to continue indefinitely. This option is less invasive than a guardianship, but may not always be the best alternative for someone with special needs.
We can help guide you through this process. Together we have over 40 years’ experience in the guardianship community and we know the importance of having a caring and effective guardian or guardian advocate to oversee the welfare of a loved one.