Knowledgeable Greensburg and Murrysville Guardianship Attorneys
Helping people care for their incapacitated loved ones
Guardianship is a process of allowing a loved one to manage your affairs when you are unable to do so. The law takes guardianship very seriously, and if you have a loved one who, due to injury, age or illness can no longer handle his or her own finances or make other important decisions, you should seek the aid of our guardianship attorneys. Our Murrysville guardianship attorneys at Long & Long, LLC understand how sensitive and difficult this process can be. That is why we fully consider each client’s situation to determine if a guardianship is truly necessary. If so, we guide our clients through the necessary court process and continue to advise and assist them in meeting their obligations as a guardian of the person or estate.
How Greensburg and Murrysville adult guardianship lawyers can help
Our estate planning attorneys in Murrysville and Greensburg stress to our clients the importance of drafting thorough durable powers of attorney to avoid the need for a guardianship should the unexpected happen. Nevertheless, people all too often wait until it is too late. Once a person is already physically or mentally incapacitated, he or she no longer has the option of executing a power of attorney. In these situations, a guardianship may be necessary to prevent neglect of that person’s personal care and mismanagement of his or her financial estate.
Establishing a guardianship requires a court process during which a medical professional must certify that the proposed ward — the incapacitated person — is incapable of managing his or her own affairs. This is a high standard to meet. After the court establishes a guardianship, guardians are subject to close judicial scrutiny and numerous legal requirements. Our Murrysville guardianship lawyers help our clients understand and satisfy the guardianship requirements and make sure that the client is not overwhelmed while serving as a guardian of the estate or of the person.
For these reasons, it is important to allow our attorneys to review your options and ensure a guardianship is truly necessary. Guardianship is not appropriate for your relative who is simply incautious with money or an irresponsible adult child. Under many circumstances, trust attorneys in Greensburg and Murrysville may be able to offer alternatives that can avoid the need for a guardianship.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a guardianship attorney
Our three generations of Murrysville and Greensburg attorneys at Long & Long, LLC are sensitive to how difficult family, elder care and guardianship issues can be, and make every effort to provide our clients comfort and peace of mind. Stop by our twice-weekly open house office hours, call our office at 855-805-2683 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with an experienced and dedicated guardianship lawyer.