Montgomery County Guardianship Lawyer
Also Serving Philadelphia County, Merion Station and Surrounding Areas
Establishing guardianship for minor or adult family members is an important step in assuring that their needs are protected throughout their lives, especially if you are unable to provide for them yourself. At Sallen Law, our Merion Station lawyer can guide you effectively through the guardianship and conservatorship process, and we will work to diligently ensure that safe, effective guardianship is established.
Legally Protecting Families
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.
Here to Help You Control Guardianship of Your Child
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.