Filing for guardianship is not a complicated process. You just need some sort of proof to the need. With proper documentation, the court generally is favorable for such an arrangement. The burden of proof is on us to show the court that the incapacitated person needs help. We stand behind you every step of the way. Our vast knowledge in this arena helps you to quickly accomplish your goal. Our hands-on personal legal service has offices in several locations to assist with your needs.
When the court deems a person cannot manage their essential health and safety requirements, then they are considered an incapacitated person or IP. In most cases, this individual cannot make responsible decisions about their life. Additionally, they are unable to communicate appropriately about their needs or wishes. A guardian is an advocate on their behalf. They keep the best interest of the person first.
To become a guardian, an individual must petition the court. Once the petition is filed, the court conducts an evaluation. They will check the circumstances and facts regarding the case. They must prove that a guardianship is necessary. During the court hearing, the family members have a right to contest or approve the action. Notices are sent to all relatives, and they are welcome to attend the conference. During this session, the abilities of the said person are evaluated. After hearing testimony and seeing proof, the court will give a decision.