Guardianships in Elizabethtown, KY
Establishing Protection for Loved Ones
When creating an estate plan, it is very important to establish guardians
for your children or special loved ones. There are several different types
of guardianships that you can create, including guardianships for minors
and disabled individuals. When you work with an
Elizabethtown estate planning attorney from our firm, you can rest assured that we will help you protect your
loved ones. Selecting a guardian may be one of the most important elements
of your estate plan, especially for your young children.
If you haven't created an
estate plan or established a legal guardianship for your children in the case of an
emergency, don't wait any longer. Without any designation, your children
could be appointed a guardian by the court. They could be forced into
different foster care homes, separated from each other for years. By designating
a guardian for your children, you ensure that they will be safely cared
for. You should select a guardian based on previous experience with children,
financial standing and comfort. They should also be able to oversee the
finances you leave for your children's care. Choosing a guardian may
be difficult, especially when considering all of these factors. An estate
planning lawyer from our firm will help you examine potential guardianship
choices, deciding on the best option for your children's care.
Special Needs & Elder Guardianships
If you have a child with special needs, they will be considered an emancipated
adult once they turn 18. They will be able to legally make their own choices
about every day activities, finances and housing. For this reason, you
may want to seek a legal guardianship over them. This means that you will
be able to control their finances, health care and other activities. This
type of guardianship should only be acquired if your child cannot make
their own decisions. You will need to prove this to the court through
a doctor's testimony and report. Once you have done this, you will
be able to gain guardianship. Having guardianship of your child or loved
one with a disability will ensure that their safety is put first.
You may also need to gain guardianship of a parent if they are no longer
able to care for themselves. In advanced age, different medical factors
may hinder individuals from effectively caring for their own needs. Whether
your loved one suffers from a mental or a physical disability, you may
be able to gain guardianship over them. This will allow you to legally
care for them, overseeing their everyday activities and financial situation.
You may need to manage their finances or monitor their estate. If you
would like more information on designating or gaining guardianship,
contact our firm today. We will help you determine the best option for your loved ones.