The Law Offices of Donahue, Rauscher & McGrail, PC can assist you and your family with the sensitive issue of guardianships.

Understanding guardianships

The law presumes that every adult is capable of making his or her own decisions, unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court has the power to appoint a substitute decision maker called a guardian.

Guardianship is a court-supervised legal relationship between a competent adult (the guardian) and a person whom, because of incapacity, is no longer able to take care of his or her own affairs (the ward).

Generally, guardianships are set up after a relative of an incapacitated adult institutes legal proceedings with the help of an attorney. This can be an emotional family issue needing the guidance of an experienced lawyer. Let the Law Offices of Donahue, Rauscher & McGrail, PC help.

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