Are you concerned about an incapacitated family member? Are you worried about the type of care they are receiving? Different types of guardianships exist to ensure the people you care about are taken care of. At the Law Office of McClelland & Associates, PLLC – Elder Law Lexington, we are members of the National and Kentucky Guardianship Associations and we handle adult guardianship matters for clients throughout Kentucky. Our firm focuses on the personalized nature of the representation. We understand that a guardianship involves the loss of freedom for the ward and a great deal of responsibility for the guardian.
The most common reason to establish a guardianship is to protect the interests of an elderly individual. A guardianship can be established to protect the personal, medical and financial interests of an elderly individual who is deemed to be legally disabled. As an individual begins to make more and more bad decisions, someone needs to take control. The control is taken through the guardianship process. Kentucky guardianships take place in the mental health court in the county in which the proposed ward resides. The petition must be signed by the person seeking to be the guardian, usually a family member and another person, perhaps a medical professional. The process of establishing a guardianship can be daunting. There are many statutory requirements that must be met and the process as a whole is very document-heavy. It is important to work with an experienced attorney in completing the process.For a complete summary of the adult guardianship process, please see the KGA Guardianship video on our website.
At Elder Law Lexington, we can help you:
Guardianship of the person often relegates the following responsibilities to the appointed guardian or conservator:
Appointment of a conservator of the estate or property transfers the following responsibilities to the guardian:
Some guardianships are emergency or temporary arrangements, meant to protect an incapacitated individual until he or she regains capacity. Elder Law Lexington will handle your Kentucky guardianship matter with professionalism and skill, as well as compassion and kindness, providing you with sound legal counsel and representation as you make these important decisions.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a guardianship decision, we encourage you to contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Kentucky guardianship attorneys at McClelland & Associates, PLLC – Elder Law Lexington. Give us a call at (859) 543-0061 or (800) 773-4040 for a case evaluation and to discuss your guardianship needs.