Having a guardianship in place and ensuring that it is carried out is vital to protecting your loved one, especially when you are no longer around to take care of them yourself. Planning for the future helps give you and your family the peace of mind you need in the face of uncertainty, giving you valuable protection against various negative possibilities.
In short, a guardianship is put in place to help protect vulnerable individuals from exploitation or abuse. This person, known as a “ward,” will be taken care of in accordance to their best wishes.
In any situation, the ward is unable to provide for themselves, care for their health, or manage their finances. This can happen because of age, injury, or any other condition that can cause one to need assistance.
A trusted individual will be appointed the guardian of the ward’s person and estate, or, in other terms, their well-being and finances. The appointee will then be responsible for ensuring that the ward is taken care of, not taken advantage of, and are protected from neglect.
Should one fail to appoint a guardian or forget to create a legally binding guardianship, the court can determine the extent of a guardian’s authority based on the ward’s need. A judge, however, may not know your unique circumstances which is why it is important that you speak with Addison guardianship lawyer Rita Boyd to set up a plan that works for your family.
Remember that it is never wise to wait until it is too late. Let Rita M. Boyd, P.C. assist and help protect you and your family.
Call (972) 362-9992 or contact Addison probate lawyer Rita Boyd online to schedule your initial consultation.