Helping You Protect Loved Ones Through Guardianships
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 himself or herself. Guardianships can benefit people of all ages, including minors with special needs and elderly adults who require additional care.
At Fifer Law Office, we work with people throughout Southern Indiana to obtain the protections provided by legal guardianships. With over 30 years of experience, our dedicated family law attorneys understand the emotional implications of helping individuals and 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.
Protecting The Interests Of Those Who Are Unable To Protect Themselves
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 at Fifer Law Office, we will outline these and other responsibilities as they pertain to your individual case. Securing a guardianship is not an “over and done with it” undertaking — a guardian’s role is ongoing and ever-evolving. As a ward’s needs change, you may require future counsel to ensure that 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
When you want the best for a loved one who is unable to protect himself or herself, establishing a guardianship can give you the ability to protect their rights and improve their situation. Since 1988, our experienced, knowledgeable attorneys have been helping people throughout Southern Indiana make sure their loved ones are protected through guardianships.
Call 812-949-2529 today or complete our online contact form to get in touch with our team at Fifer Law Office. Located in New Albany, we represent families in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington counties in a wide variety of family law matters.