There are times in a person's life that they might need the help of another through a Guardianship. Adults and children alike could both be the focus of a Guardianship proceeding through the Court system. Examples include 1) when your elderly mother becomes incapacitated and cannot make decisions for herself or pay her bills, a Guardianship may need to be put in place so you can legally assist her and speak to the doctors on her behalf - or make medical decisions that she cannot; or 2) when you are taking care of someone else's biological child, a Guardianship may need to be put in place to give you legal rights over that child - such as to enroll the child in school or take the child to the doctor.
Having Guardianship over another means that you must take great care to make sure that their needs are met both physically, and at times, financially. You must answer to the Judge in how you are overseeing your ward through the Guardianship.
Guardianship is not always the answer, but when it is, you need to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the law and who can guide you toward what is best for you and for the person who needs your assistance. I have been practicing in the area of Guardianship law for over 24+ years and I often can assist in helping you decide how best to approach your situation. Call today to discuss your options.
Shelley Haymaker, Attorney 124 N. 10th Street Noblesville, IN 46060 317.776.0480 email@example.com