Guardianship

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Guardianship Attorneys in Kent County

Providing Dependent Adult & Elder Law Assistance

The Law Office of Steven J. Hart provides legal assistance to individuals and families in the midst of guardianship proceedings. Our compassionate attorneys have decades of experience in guardianship law and are dedicated to helping you navigate this difficult time.

Contact our team online or by phone at (888) 701-0919 to speak with a dedicated Kent County guardianship attorney today.

Guardianship is a legal relationship in which a guardian is charged with the care of a dependent adult. A guardian is similar to a trustee, with the exception that a trustee is a fiduciary who handles the affairs of another person's estate, whereas a guardian is a fiduciary who takes care of a person's well-being.

There are three types of guardianships:

  • A guardian of the person is a guardian who is charged with the care of a dependent adult's health, safety, and well-being. This guardian is responsible for making sure that the dependent adult is properly fed, clothed, and sheltered. This guardian also makes sure that the dependent adult receives proper medical care and has access to the care they need.
  • A guardian of the estate is a guardian who is responsible for managing the dependent adult's finances. This guardian is responsible for paying bills, filing taxes, and making sure that the dependent adult has enough money to live on. This guardian is also responsible for making sure that the dependent adult's property is protected and that property taxes are paid.
  • A guardian of the person and estate is a guardian who is responsible for caring for the dependent adult's health and well-being as well as managing the dependent adult's finances. This guardian is responsible for making sure that the dependent adult has access to the care they need and that the dependent adult has enough money to live on.

Guardianship proceedings are often necessary for individuals who cannot care for themselves due to:

  • Dementia — Individuals with dementia often cannot care for themselves and require a guardian to make sure that they are properly cared for.
  • Physical disability — Individuals with physical disabilities often require a guardian to care for them and make sure that they get the medical care they need.
  • Mental illness — Individuals with mental illnesses often cannot care for themselves and require a guardian to make sure that they receive the care they need.
  • Substance abuse — Individuals with substance abuse issues often cannot care for themselves and require a guardian to make sure that they are properly fed, clothed, and sheltered.

Contact Our Kent County Guardianship Attorney

Guardianship is a serious matter, and a guardian is a fiduciary who is responsible for caring for a dependent adult's health, safety, and well-being. If you or a loved one is in need of a guardian, our compassionate attorneys have decades of experience in guardianship law and are ready to help you navigate this difficult time.

Call our office at (888) 701-0919 to speak with a dedicated Kent County guardianship attorney today.


 






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