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Take Better Care Of Your Loved Ones Through A Guardianship

No matter how willing and eager you are to help a loved one in need of care, being a guardian for someone can be challenging. This challenge goes beyond the time and energy you spend caring for a minor child or an incapacitated adult. If your rights as a guardian are not thoroughly established under the law, you may face obstacles preventing you from making important decisions.

At Brazil Law Office PLLC, I handle a wide range of family law and estate planning issues that involve guardianships – both in urgent situations and in planning for the future. My Fargo-based law firm offers experienced counsel for individuals who need to establish guardianships in Cass County, Clay County, and surrounding areas of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Contact my team of experienced legal professionals via email or telephone at 701-297-2298 to arrange an initial consultation to learn more about your options.

When Is It A Good Idea To Establish A Guardianship For Someone?

A guardianship is helpful for individuals who need to have the legal authority to make decisions for a minor child or incapacitated adult, also known as a ward. A full guardianship gives the guardian legal authority to make decisions for the ward, such as those related to:

  • Living arrangements
  • Medical treatments
  • Legal actions
  • Financial management
  • Education
  • Job and occupational needs

Establishing guardianship to care for a loved one can involve a lot of paperwork and screening. I can help you maneuver the various and complex obstacles involved. Call me at 701-297-2298 to tell me more about your situation. From there, I can tell you how to proceed.

Emergency Guardianships Vs. Planning For The Future

When you have time to plan for your own care or the care of your loved ones, you may not need guardianship. Other estate planning tools like powers of attorney, health care directives, co-signers on various accounts or trusts and trustees may better serve you.

Many guardianship issues arise because of an immediate or urgent need. If an individual has been incapacitated by an unexpected accident or illness and no estate planning tools are in place, his or her loved ones will need to step in quickly to provide support. If no one is available, the court will appoint a guardian ad litem who will act as a representative for the incapacitated individual or minor child.

Learn More About How I Can Support You – Call Today.

At Brazil Law Office PLLC, I will take the time to walk you through your options, help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of those options and represent you through the legal process toward a swift resolution. Get started today by contacting my office today.

While my firm is in Fargo, I take cases in North Dakota and Minnesota.