Guardianship is a court proceeding granting authority to a person or an entity (a guardian) over an incapacitated person or a minor (ward). It promotes and protects the well-being of the ward or the ward's estate.
Guardianship becomes very important, for example, when your special needs child turns 18. Legally he or she is considered an adult, and parents can no longer make decisions for them, even though they may still be supporting the child. Guardianship may also be necessary if a loved one suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's and is no longer capable of making decisions and signing documents related to their estate planning.
Ms. Pattni is experienced in the requirements for appointment of a guardian and can provide personal and professional legal representation.