What is guardianship? A guardianship is a court-ordered decision made by a Judge that deems an adult incapacitated. There are two types of guardianships.
- A guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.
- The guardianship of the person is in charge of taking care of the ward's physical well being. The guardianship of the estate is in charge of taking care of the ward's property and finances. A guardian may serve as both if the court deems it appropriate.
What is the process?
- An application for guardianship is filed with the court that has jurisdiction over the proposed ward, and a Doctor's report must be filed. Service must be made timely and proper to all parties. The court will then appoint a guardianship Ad Litem to represent the proposed ward's legal interest. Once the Ad Litem is done with their investigation, we will appear before a judge for the hearing. If the judge grants the guardianship, you will pay the bond (if applicable). And then you will take the oath.