Guardianships To Protect The Vulnerable
Is there an elderly person in your life who is no longer able to take care of himself or herself? Do you have a special needs child about to turn 18 and are you concerned about his or her welfare? If you are in either one or both of these situations, consider speaking with a lawyer about guardianship options. A guardianship is an effective way to care for an elderly person, a special needs person, or an otherwise incapacitated person. At Sikov and Love, P.A., we have the resources available to effectively address your concerns.
Would you like to learn more about establishing a guardianship for a loved one? Please contact Sikov and Love, P.A., to arrange for a consultation. Since our founding in 1952, we have set a standard for quality legal services.
Guardianships can be established for special needs individuals and elderly individuals who are incapacitated due to a condition such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Guardianships For The Elderly
Realizing that your mother or father is no longer able to make financial, legal or other important decisions is a devastating revelation. If your parent has not planned ahead and prepared powers of attorney, you may be unaware of the options available to you. We can help you ensure that your loved one’s needs are met, that they receive good care, and that their finances are managed appropriately. If your loved one is suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, a stroke, or some other deteriorating condition, our firm can help.
Guardianships For Individuals With Special Needs
When children with special needs turn 18, they are legally adults. Guardianships for a special needs child can ensure your child’s health and finances are taken care of properly and will allow the child to continue to receive appropriate government benefits.
Representation In Orphans’ Court
Establishing a guardianship requires filing a petition in Orphans’ Court to have a person found to be incapacitated and to have a guardian appointed. Our firm represents concerned family members as well as those who may desire to oppose a proposed guardianship.