Guardianship is the court appointment of one person (the “guardian”) to make health care and financial decisions of another person (the “ward”). A guardianship is appropriate when a person is not able to make personal and financial decisions and impaired judgment poses a threat to the person’s welfare. A guardian may be appointed to make financial decisions, personal decisions or both.
A medical evaluation is necessary to establish the proposed ward’s condition. However, only a court can determine the need for a guardian.
Karen Baim Reagler and Ashley Naramore represent clients seeking guardianship of loved ones who can no longer manage their personal or financial affairs and assists family members in fulfilling the duties imposed by these new rolls.