The decision for guardianship is a delicate one and one that needs legal advice, plenty of support and careful consideration. If the capacity of your loved one is compromised, and there are no Powers of Attorney, guardianship becomes a necessary option.
Due to the concern over unjustly removing the rights of an individual, our courts are required to approve and then supervise the guardianship process through which it must go.
Once you have made the decision to pursue guardianship, having an attorney to guide and assist you through this process is of great value and benefit to you.
There will be continuing supervision of your loved one and estate by the court. For example, the court must approve the sale of real property that is part of the guardianship estate. An annual accounting of the status of the estate is required, as well as a report on the condition and well-being of the loved one who is under guardianship.
Through this entire guardianship process, you will want to make sure that you are taking every opportunity to protect and care for your loved one. You can do this by choosing Virginia Lootens as your Elder Law Attorney. Virginia is an Attorney who focuses on the legal needs of the elderly. Her practice is specifically designed to serve the needs, concerns and challenges faced by the elderly and their families. Give Virginia Lootens a call today at 713.622.6606 to find out how she can help you.