Understanding And Utilizing Guardianships

Treating Sensitive Elder Law Issues With Respect

With respect to the aging process, many Georgia residents may find it difficult knowing when to let go and cede the authority of making decisions on their behalf to someone else, even if that person is a concerned and loving family member. It may be necessary for someone to step in, in order to ensure the health and welfare of his or her loved one is being maintained.

As an attorney who has experience with a wide range of guardianship and elder law issues, Ophelia Chan at the Chan Law Firm LLC is uniquely qualified to work with families in order to ensure the well-being of their parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who can no longer provide care for himself or herself. It can be a great comfort to a family to be able to take a more active role in the decisions that affect its vulnerable loved ones.

When To Consider Establishing An Adult Guardianship

A guardian has the ability to oversee major decisions in a person's life such as where he or she lives and if he or she should be placed in a nursing home or other care facility. These decisions are not ones that are to be taken lightly, so having an experienced Metro Atlanta guardianship lawyer to guide you can be extremely beneficial.

While guardianships are often sought for elderly individuals (such as aging parents) who have become mentally incapacitated, they are also sought for children with special needs who have reached the age of majority (usually age 18). As a parent, you may need to continue making decisions for your son or daughter even after he or she reaches adulthood. In order to do this, you must usually petition the court for more decision-making authority through a guardianship.

If someone is primarily concerned with an elderly person's ability to make financial decisions, then a conservatorship might be more appropriate. Ms. Chan can help concerned family members determine the most prudent steps to take on behalf of their loved ones.

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To consult with the Chan Law Firm LLC, call our Marietta office at 678-894-7917. You can also send us an email.

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