Guardianship attorney based in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana
GUARDIANSHIP LAWYER FISHERS HAMILTON COUNTY INDIANA
FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE AND PROPERTY
Guardianship is a protective proceeding in which one person(s) is given authority to take care of another person, another person’s money and property, or both. At Freedman Law, P.C., we handle all types of guardianships. The protected person can be a minor or an adult. The guardianship may be needed so that a child can attend school in the guardian’s school district. A guardianship is sometimes necessary for a child with troubled parents who cannot take care of him or her. A guardianship may be done by a parent or third party over a person who is technically an adult but who cannot take care of himself or herself because of physical, mental or emotional disabilities. A guardianship may be needed in personal injury cases in which a minor is going to receive monetary damages, or in when a minor inherits money. And, of course, a guardianship may be needed for an elderly parent or relative who can no longer take care of himself or herself, or for someone who is temporarily incapacitated because of illness.
Guardianships may be contested or uncontested. Various individuals may compete for guardianship of a child. Sometimes, a grandparent will seek guardianship over a child whose parent is struggling. This type of contested case is similar to a custody case. You can find more insight into custody cases here. At Freedman Law, P.C., we have considerable experience litigating contested guardianship and custody cases. We can help you navigate the difficult issues that these cases can present.
Like adoption, there are many things to think about when considering a guardianship. Among other things, the prospective guardian may wish to consider whether the case will be contested or uncontested. Before seeking guardianship over an elderly relative, the prospective guardian may wish to consider logistical considerations such as whether the elderly relative can be physically controlled, or has conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, or whether there are appropriate accommodations at the guardian’s residence, or whether the guardian will be required to handle or manage money. At Freedman Law, P.C., we will have a detailed conversation with you about the issues that affect your situation.
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