When an individual is or becomes incapacitated without the proper planning in place, it can feel like a tremendous weight on the shoulders of loved ones.  Many naturally assume that a close relative will be appointed as guardian, but this may not happen without effective representation.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in guardianship practice:

  • Representing Petitioners, Respondents and Interested Persons, such as:

    • A daughter who needs guardianship to manage her mother’s increasing medical expenses and medical care decisions

    • Parents of a profoundly disabled adult child seeking the ability to manage an unexpected inheritance from the child’s grandparents

    • A son who is concerned about his sibling’s unwillingness to move an ailing father out of independent living

    • An aging veteran who needs assistance managing finances but can still make his own medical decisions

  • Serving as Guardian of the Person and Property

    • Managing finances for a vulnerable adult after her children have refused to intervene

    • Assisting an aging person with making complex medical decisions

  • Protecting Inheritances and Tort Settlements via Specific Transactions and First Party Special Needs Trusts

  • Preparing Fiduciary Accountings and Reports

  • Litigating issues including:

    • Documents procured during alleged incapacity

    • An agent named in a document who refuses to act or breaches fiduciary duties

    • Co-agents who cannot agree on an appropriate course of action