In the modern age of complex investments, a complicated legal system and an ever-present threat of identity theft, protecting one’s assets and making informed decisions is more important than ever. Unfortunately, not everyone is in a position to competently make the many difficult decisions that modern life requires. Fortunately, there are still ways to ensure that these individuals are protected. A common and effective way to do so is through a legal guardianship. Elaine Schwartz has expertise in helping to create guardianship’s that provide flexibility and protection for those in need.
While establishing a guardianship may seem complex, it can actually be completed with relative ease by an experienced attorney such as Elaine Schwartz. The guardianship also makes for much easier handling of matters in the future, as the guardian who is appointed is legally permitted to make decisions on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the incapacitated individual. A guardianship can be useful for making decisions involving the medical care of an elderly or developmentally disabled individual. Additionally, having a guardianship in place can help to safeguard the financial assets of those who are not competent to make the appropriate arrangements on their own.
The guardianship process is one with significant consequences, and it can be an emotional process that affects many family members. Because of the effects a guardianship may produce, many family members often want to provide input for the process to make sure the ward is adequately protected. Having dealt with many guardianship proceedings in the past, Elaine Schwartz has developed the skills required to make sure the ward’s best interests are adequately represented and that proper input is considered. A fair and well-developed guardianship plan that explains the process and the rights and responsibilities of relevant individuals can help stave off conflict and assuage any concerns of family members.
Deciding to pursue the guardianship process is a major decision that has significant consequences. Thus, having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to guide you through the process is vital. Elaine Scwhartz is proud to offer her services in guardianship proceedings to those in need of protecting the financial and health interests of someone about whom they care.