Sometimes loved ones need help. Due to age, injury or illness a loved one has lost the ability to manage their daily affairs and/or take care of themselves physically. By the time this has occurred, it is too late to simply have them sign a power of attorney. They no longer have the legal capacity necessary to make that decision. Because that loved one needs your help, the Law Office of Julius Eric Junker, PLLC will help you seek a guardianship over the person and/or estate of that loved one.

What is a guardianship?

Our loved ones may need significant help in managing some or all of their daily affairs, due to life-long disabilities, traumatic injuries, or the effects of aging. When this challenge becomes so daunting that our loved ones no longer have the capacity to make decisions for themselves responsibly, we must establish a guardianship to protect and advocate for them legally. Guardianship is a relationship established in the court system appointing someone to advocate for an incapacitated person legally.

Guardian’s Responsibilities

A guardian is responsible for the duties ordered by the court, including:

  • Paying the ward’s bills.
  • Establishing where the ward will live
  • Making medical decisions for the ward
  • Maintaining the ward’s assets to the greatest extent possible.
  • Ensuring the ward’s needs are met to the extent allowed by the ward’s funds and resources allow.

Guardians must file annual reports and/or annual accountings with the court. The Law Office of Julius Eric Junker, PLLC is committed to helping you through the guardianship process as efficiently as possible. To start a guardianship, please call for a free consultation.

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Guardianship for Special Needs Child

With guardianship, you (as the guardian) are given full or partial decision-making power for your adult child (as the ward) in order for you to continue to protect them as you have done prior to them becoming an adult.

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Guardianship for Parent or Senior Relative

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