Guardianship of a child is appropriate when the child’s parents are unwilling or unable to make decisions regarding the care of the child. It is also common to obtain a guardianship for the child of a deployed member of the military. Obtaining a guardianship will allow you to make decisions with respect to the care of the child including medical matters and schooling. Guardianships of children can also be obtained for the sole reason of providing health insurance for a child who is not born to you.
The Lowry Law Firm’s family law lawyers handle guardianships for children. The Firm’s guardianship lawyers understand the sensitive nature of these cases and will guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible on you.
It is also possible to get a guardianship for an adult. Adult guardianship is appropriate when the adult is unable to care or make decisions for themselves, and require a doctor’s determination that a guardianship is necessary. When you have a loved one who is incapable of caring for themselves, it is important to determine what needs to be done to ensure that the appropriate person is appointed to make those decisions for them. A conservator may also be appointed if your loved one has income or assets that need handling.
Because a guardian or conservator of an adult is taking on a huge responsibility, it is important to speak with an attorney to ensure that you are well-informed of your obligations and options. The family law attorneys at The Lowry Law Firm represent clients in adult guardianships and conservatorships. Like with child guardianships, the Firm’s guardianship lawyers understand the sensitive nature and will give your case the care it requires.
The Lowry Law Firm’s family law lawyers handles guardianships of both children and adults in Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, and Washington Counties.