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Why Guardianship is Necessary?

Naples Guardianship Attorney

Guardianship is a way for one individual to acquire the legal custody of, or decision-making power over, another individual, often a minor child. Guardianships can also be set up as a way to provide care and assistance for the elderly, or people who are no longer capable of handling their own care or making sound financial decisions. Guardianships are often established as part of financial planning and trust administration, and can play a key role in wealth management.

The Benefits of Guardianship

It is smart to establish a guardianship for minor children in the unfortunate event that their parents die. With a guardianship, the care and upbringing of the children is given to a specific person. This person, their guardian, is then responsible for the children's well-being. They will have the power to authorize medical care, as well as apply for public benefits. Additionally, the children's inheritance or life insurance funds will be managed through the guardian. Another reason a guardianship would be established is if the parents were unfit to raise their children. In cases such as this, another party such as a grandparent may petition for guardianship. If granted, they would become the legal guardian of the child and be responsible for the care and upbringing of the child, without parent interference.

Guardianship for parents, grandparents or other elder persons can also be established in order to help protect their rights, finances and physical care. It is sad, but true that there are individuals who prey on the elderly and take advantage of their kind disposition or unsuspecting mind. Setting up a guardianship allows the guardian to be in control of both the elder person's finances and medical decisions.

Choose Knowledgeable Legal Counsel

If you need assistance establishing a guardianship, consult with the firm’s experienced lawyers. The team’s attorneys will be able to answer your questions, review your situation and help you determine the best course of action to pursue. With over six decades of combined experience, the attorneys at Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon, P.A. understand the details that surround estate planning and asset protection. More importantly, the firm prides itself on maintaining a high level of quality control, while not losing sight of the care and attention their clients deserve.

As a result of the firm's hard work, legal ability and professional ethics, they received an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Edward E. Wollman, a partner for the firm, also received recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer, in the category of Estate Planning and Probate, for five consecutive years. Of course, the accolades received only reflect the quality of service and dedication each of the attorneys at the firm deliver to their clients on a consistent and continual basis. The firm strongly believes in making today's plans, tomorrow's legacy. Contact the firm today to set up your confidential consultation, discuss your guardianship needs, and help protect the people you love.

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