Guardianship Lawyers Las Vegas
The guardianship attorneys at Steinberg Law Group handle guardianship law cases for incompetent adults or for the care of minor children by someone other than the biological parents. To become a guardian, the party intending to be the guardian of the minor child or incompetent adult will petition the court to appoint them as guardian. The guardianship of a minor remains under court supervision until the child reaches majority at 18, unless it is terminated. The term “guardian” may also refer to someone who is appointed to care for and/or handle the affairs of a person who is incompetent or incapable of administering his or her affairs. Guardians must not benefit at the expense of those they care for (wards), and in many cases are required to make accountings to the court on a periodic basis. In some courts, a guardian may be reimbursed for attorney fees related to the guardianship. Let the Steinberg Law Group insure that your guardianship law case is handled efficiently and properly. Call for a consultation with one of our experienced guardianship attorneys today.
Guardianship of Other Adults
Today, longevity in senior adults has increased the number of guardianship issues. Typically, guardianship for children or adults is based on the premise of appointed care or management of affairs by a court approved guardian. This is especially true in cases where adults or children are rendered wards of the state. Many guardians are unprepared for the myriad issues affairs of their wards create. Parents, siblings or other adults who have been incapacitated need a guardian who can manage their affairs without expectation of financial benefit from their role of guardian.
Guardianship and Caregiving – Know the Difference
Guardianship and caregiving are not the same issues. A caregiver may be fully in charge of providing care and be paid for their services. A guardian might also be responsible for total care. However, guardianship holds far greater legal ramifications, such as power of attorney. Guardians may be allowed to make certain legal decisions on behalf of their wards. It does not always imply payment for management of their ward’s affairs. Family lawyers work hard to protect the interests of those in the charge of guardians. Guardianships arise for many reasons: Parents who are both too ill or addicted to care for their children and adults with physical or mental disabilities need protected guardianship.