Understanding Guardianships In Southern Indiana

Put simply, a legal guardian is someone who protects the personal, legal and financial interests of an individual who is physically or mentally incapable of caring for him- or herself. Guardianships can benefit people of all ages — such as minors with special needs and elderly adults who require additional care.

Protecting The Interests Of Those Who Are Unable To Protect Themselves

At Fifer Law Office, we work with people throughout Clark County and Floyd County to secure the legal protections provided by legal guardianships. With years of experience handling a variety of family law matters, our attorneys understand the emotional implications of helping families through difficult situations. By getting to know you, your family and the circumstances surrounding your need to secure a guardianship, we can better advise you while taking the necessary steps.

It's important to familiarize yourself with the responsibilities that are entrusted to a legal guardian and the care of a ward. Depending on the age, abilities and finances of the individual you will be responsible for, your duties may include:

  • Making important health care decisions
  • Providing or overseeing the ward's residence
  • Handling financial transactions
  • Making end-of-life decisions
  • Managing the ward's estate
  • Making any legal decisions on behalf of the ward

When you work with our family law lawyers, we will outline these and other responsibilities as they pertain to your individual case. Securing a guardianship is not an over and done with undertaking. As a ward's needs change, you may require future counsel to ensure you comply with your legal responsibilities. We can build a lasting relationship should you require our services a few weeks, months or years down the road.

Your Representative And Resource When Pursuing A Guardianship

Call 812-949-2529 or complete our online contact form to get in touch with our team at Fifer Law Office. Located in Jeffersonville and New Albany, we represent families in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington Counties and throughout Southern Indiana in a wide variety of family law matters.