A Guardianship Can Help You Protect A Loved One's Best Interests

If you have elderly parents, you may be growing concerned about their decision-making abilities. Mental incapacitation is an unfortunate aspect of aging for some, and when that occurs important affairs can go neglected. A similar situation can develop for adults with disabilities — who will make the important decisions regarding their health care and finances?

Pursuing a guardianship, either temporary or permanent, can offer a pathway for protecting vulnerable family members. At Ritigstein Law, we help families in Haddonfield and other New Jersey communities establish guardianships that allow them to make the best possible choices for their loved ones.

Stepping In For Those Who Need Assistance

A guardianship is a legal document that appoints an individual to make important decisions on behalf of someone who is unable to care for themselves. This document can be used for a child with disabilities who is no longer a minor, as well as a parent with diminished mental capacity. If granted, a guardianship can allow you to determine:

  • Health care choices: You can see to it that your loved one receives the care that they need.
  • Financial matters: You can shield your parent from possible financial exploitation and preserve their assets.
  • Place of residence: Be it in your own home or at an assisted living facility, you can decide the best place of residence for your family member.

Guardianship is not always easy to obtain. If you are considering this option for a loved one, it is important to consult with a lawyer who understands the intricacies of New Jersey state law. Our attorneys at Ritigstein Law can help you navigate this legal process, and we provide a number of other related legal services as well.

Contact Our Firm Today For Additional Information

Our attorneys can answer your guardianship and estate planning questions. For a free 30-minute consultation, call 856-375-1473 today. You may also send us an email via our contact page, and a representative of our firm will follow up within 24 hours.