What is a Guardianship?
A Guardianship gives an individual the legal authority to have custody of, protect and/or manage the assets and property of another. Guardianships come in many forms. A guardianship can be over a person, estate or both. It can also be limited, emergency, temporary or indefinite. Guardianship proceedings take place in Probate Court.
A guardianship can be necessary for a minor child if the parents are unable to provide care for the child or the child has inherited a significant sum of money and it is necessary for someone other than the parent to manage those funds. A guardianship can also become necessary in the case of an elderly individual who can no longer manage his or her affairs. With a proper Financial Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney, a Guardianship for the elderly can usually be avoided.
Contact guardianship & probate attorneys you can trust
The Perla Law Firm, LLC, located in Cleveland, Ohio, serves as Guardians and can help guide individuals seeking to be appointed Guardian of a loved one through the Guardianship process. Contact our attorneys today to discuss guardianships and other elder law matters.