Sallen Law, LLC Guardianship

Montgomery County Guardianship Lawyer

Reliable Estate Planning in Merion Station

Establishing guardianship for minor or adult family members is an important step in assuring that their needs are protected throughout their lives, especially in the event that you are unable to provide for them yourself. At Sallen Law, our Montgomery County estate planning lawyer is able to guide you effectively through the guardianship and conservatorship process, and we will work to diligently ensure that safe, effective guardianship is established.

If you are a caregiver, contact our Merion Station law office at (215) 809-3900 to speak with an attorney about your options for guardianship.

Legally Protecting Families in Merion Station

Guardianship is granted through a variety of ways, including court-appointed guardianship, or legally-assigned guardianship. If the caregiver of a minor child or handicapped adult is no longer able to care for them, a new guardian, or conservator, must be named. If a caregiver has assigned a conservator via a will or trust, the courts will legally recognize that individual as the rightful guardian of the individual. Without establishing a guardian, however, the courts may be forced to appoint one on their own.

There are many benefits to appointing a guardian to a protected individual, or ward, including:

  • You being able to determine who you see fit to watch over the protected person
  • Ensuring that medical care and your educational preferences are granted to the ward
  • Determining where the individual may live
  • End-of-life decisions
  • Maintaining property and assets
  • Management of income, assets, and payments

Guardianship can be of a person, property, or a minor, and legal guardianship is generally granted to a family member, relative, or other trusted individual that is willing to care for the ward.

Contact Sallen Law to Learn More

If you have questions or concerns about granting conservatorship or establishing guardianship, contact a Montgomery County estate planning attorney from Sallen Law right away. We always take the time to learn about our clients and their needs and personalize service unique to them and their families. This can include working with any professionals such as accountants or financial advisors to ensure that any and all needs are properly addressed. For more information, call us for a free phone consultation at (215) 809-3900. We also serve clients from Philadelphia County!

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