If a loved one is faced with a mental or physical challenge that makes managing their personal or financial affairs impossible, a guardianship can offer much needed protection.

Guardianship is a court proceeding during which an adult is found to be mentally incompetent due to disability and a guardian is legally authorized to make decisions on behalf of this individual.  In certain situations, the state or a financial institution may require that a guardian be appointed to handle a minor child’s financial affairs.  There are two types of guardianship:

  • Guardianship of the person authorizes the guardian to make decisions regarding health care and living arrangements.
  • Conservatorship of the estate authorizes the guardian to make financial decisions.

Estate planning attorney Tejal Mehta has assisted several families with guardianship proceedings.  Please reach her at (610) 994-0295 to discuss whether a guardianship is the best option for your loved one.

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Estate Planning