Finding Solutions to Protect Incompetent and Vulnerable Family Members
The law makes provisions that are meant to protect the elderly, those with disabilities and others who are unable to make important decisions for themselves. Guardianship refers to a legal proceeding in which a court appoints an individual (known as a guardian) to act for another person (known as a ward) who is incapable of managing his or her affairs and person.
A guardianship can be used to manage the affairs and/or finances of an adult or a child who is in need of supervision. If you need assistance in petitioning a court for guardianship of a loved one, or if you have questions about whether you need to make or change guardianship arrangements, we can help. Our attorneys are experienced in matters that include:
- Hearings, proceedings and other matters related to incompetence
- Making health care and nursing arrangements for parents and relatives
- Helping our clients choose the right trustee for a trust that benefits their children, their parents or others
- Prevention of exploitation or abuse of vulnerable adults and children
- Prevention of harm that a person may cause himself or herself
- Representation for out-of-state family members
- Probate and estate administration
See our Guardianship and Conservatorship FAQs page for more information on this important topic.
Hamilton and Cincinnati, OH, Elder Guardianship Attorneys
The Ohio guardianship attorneys of Godbey & Associates can represent you or your family members in guardianship matters involving elders or other loved ones. Contact us to consult a knowledgeable estate lawyer who will evaluate your situation and help you understand your legal rights and options.