Guardianships may be of benefit to certain types of individuals in Pennsylvania. These individuals may include elderly loved ones, persons who are unable to handle their own financial or medical decisions due to some type of impairment or minors with special needs who are about to come of age. Sikov and Love, P.A., is here to help you through all the hurdles of determining if a guardianship is appropriate and establishing a guardianship though the Orphans’ Court.

In the case of elderly loved ones or impaired family members, guardianships will let you manage their money and assets for them so that you don’t have to worry about them recklessly spending or giving away money or losing track of paying their bills. Guardianships are also helpful for making healthcare and placement decisions, if your loved ones need medical treatment or possible placement in a personal care home, an assisted living facility or a nursing home.

For those individuals with special needs, guardianships allow you to continue making decisions and managing assets for your loved ones even after they reach legal adulthood. It also allows for you to maintain any government aid or benefits that might be helping your loved ones out, which can be crucial for their ongoing care.

If you are dealing with any of the aforementioned situations, you may benefit from taking a look at our web page on establishing, changing, or maintaining guardianships of the elderly or individuals with special needs. You can contact our attorneys or visit the link above if you are looking for more information.