A Focused Connellsville Guardianship Lawyer Who Helps You Deal with Court Decisions
Let an experienced attorney creating guardianships in Greensburg and Uniontown, PA answer your questions
It’s never easy when a family member becomes incapacitated, and there is often confusion about who assumes management of that person’s assets and property and who makes the decisions about his or her medical care. Margaret Zylka House, Attorney at Law offers strong legal guidance with these issues, helping you fully understand the guardianship process and the court’s decisions.
This is often a difficult process, so before you have to face it, engage with your loved ones in thorough estate planning that includes a living will and designation of a power of attorney. If you don’t have these documents in place already, consult with our guardianship lawyers in Greensburg for friendly, knowledgeable advice regarding your next steps.
Walking you through the complex guardianship process
A guardian is a court-appointed individual who has authority over another person’s finances and/or medical care. Guardianship becomes effective after a legal appointment by the court, but usually the process begins when a person becomes incapacitated, such as being in a coma, suffering a serious injury or being unable to make decisions due to mental illness or dementia. A person wanting to have a guardian appointed for an incapacitated person must bring a case before the court to demonstrate that the incapacitated person does not have the ability to manage their finances or make medical decisions. If the court agrees and appoints a guardian, the guardian must report annually to the court as well as when making certain legal decisions for the incapacitated person.
These situations typically involve conflict within families, so it is useful to work with a Connellsville estate planning attorney to learn about your legal rights when it comes to guardianship proceedings. Margaret Zylka House, Attorney at Law can assist you with obtaining expert advice and testimony, as well as guide you through preparation of reports required as guardian.
Uniontown guardianship lawyers work for the best outcomes possible
When you work with a Connellsville power of attorney lawyer at our firm, you have access to a professional who helps with all types of guardianships. These include:
- Guardians of Estate. These situations involve a guardian who has authority over the assets and property of the incapacitated individual.
- Guardians of the Person. These situations involve a guardian who has authority to make decisions regarding the incapacitated person’s personal self, their health care, medical treatment and those who provide this care.
- Limited guardianships. When an incapacitated person can make some decisions independently, the court may appoint limited guardians to assist him or her.
Contact a Greensburg guardianship lawyer today
With flexible office hours and a convenient office location in Fay-West, Margaret Zylka House, Attorney at Law is your local resource for guardianship legal advice. Call us today at 724-620-6805 or contact us online to get started.