Guardianship Lawyer Columbus, Ohio
Are you the loved one seeking guardianship for an incompetent adult, their estate, or a minor child? We can help.
Guardianships are granted to one person to take care of another person, whether it is the actual person, the estate of that person, or both, when they are not capable of taking care of themselves.
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A guardian is a person appointed by a probate court to be legally responsible for another person and that person’s property. The person you become a guardian for is known as a “ward”. A ward can be an adult who has been deemed incompetent and unable to take care of themselves and their estate, or it could be a minor child under the age of 18. The duties of a guardian is to oversee legal and financial affairs, and must obey the orders and judgement established by the probate court. Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio can help walk you through all your probate court needs while seeking guardianship of a minor child or incompetent adult.
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Why you need a guardianship lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.
There is a significant amount of paperwork that needs to be prepared and filed during the process of the guardianship application, and the guardianship hearing may be very overwhelming and intimidating to a potential guardian. Having an experienced and knowledgeable guardianship attorney like Robert D. Erney by your side will help ease the anxiety and inexperience you poses.
What are the different types of guardianships in Columbus, Ohio?
There are a number of different types of guardianship relationships. In some cases, the guardian has full decision making abilities over the ward and in other cases, the guardian is limited to only making certain decisions such as financial or legal. Here is a list of different guardianships in Ohio:
- Full Guardianship – is the grant that the guardian has the ability to make decisions for the ward’s personal, financial, legal, and healthcare
- Limited Guardianship – is granted to the guardian to only make decisions on the topics the ward is unable to. These decisions are often for more complex topics such as financial, healthcare or life changes
- Co-guardianships – is when the court grants more than one person to make decisions on behalf of the ward which helps prevent abuse of power
- Short Term Guardianships – are granted when the ward is in an emergency situation or only temporarily unable to make their own decisions
- Guardianships of an Estate – is the task of overseeing, managing, and making financial decisions on behalf of the ward
- Guardian ad litem – is a guardian appointed by the court to represent the ward’s interests in legal proceedings
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there different kinds of guardianships?
Yes. There are guardianships of the person, guardianships of the estate, minor guardianships, and guardianships for incompetent adults. An experienced attorney can assist you in determining the type of guardianship that will best suit your needs. Please contact our office to discuss guardianships further.
Who appoints guardians?
The probate court for the county you live in has the power to appoint guardians. An experienced attorney can assist you in determining where a guardianship should be applied for. Please contact our office to discuss guardianships further.
What is guardianship of a minor?
Guardianship of a minor is just like it sounds. It gives the guardian the legal authority to act on behalf of a minor child until the minor reaches the age of 18. An experienced attorney can assist you in determining if you need a guardianship for a minor child. Please contact our office to discuss guardianships further.
What is guardianship of an incompetent adult?
Many times an adult is not capable of caring for themselves, whether due to illness, disability, or other matters. In these cases, the probate court will appoint a guardian of the incompetent adult. An experienced attorney can assist you in determining if you need a guardianship for an incompetent adult. Please contact our office to discuss guardianships further.
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