Guardianships are legal entitlements that grant a specific person or persons decision making powers to care for the needs of another person who is not capable of physically and/or financially caring for him/herself.
- Guardianship over a person: Guardian cares for the physical needs of another person (the ward).
- Guardianship over the estate of another person: Guardian cares for the financial matters involving the ward.
- Guardianship over the person and estate: Guardian cares for both the physical and financial matters and needs of the ward.
Parents may also appoint a guardian to serve in the event that the parents should become incapacitated or pass away before the child(ren) reach the age of majority.
Guardianships of any sort are enormous undertakings of responsibility. Furthermore, they are often contested. Contact the Jacobson Law office for a free consultation if this is something that you are facing/considering.