Adult Guardianships – Extensive Legal Advice 

Guardians make decisions for individuals who are unable to make decisions for themselves. Typically, these decisions relate to medical treatments, personal safety and other matters. They may even make important financial decisions if there is no established conservatorship.

The guardian is in a legal relationship with the incapacitated. It is an honor to serve as a guardian, but it can come with a lot of responsibilities. At Groshek Law PA in Minneapolis, we provide legal counsel to residents throughout the Twin Cities area. We can work with you side-by-side to ensure you meet the needs of your loved one.

Vital Decisions Made By A Loved One

Those who need a guardian may have developed a condition which hinders their ability to make competent decisions. Or, a lifechanging event has rendered them incapacitated. The courts will decide on whether an individual is component enough to adhere to their own life decisions or whether they need a guardian do it on their behalf.

For someone to be a guardian, they must meet the following qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • No felonies or gross misdemeanors related to dishonesty on their record
  • Mental competence

If the incapacitated person has no wishes for a guardianship, the courts will usually appoint one of the following as a guardian:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Parents

Guardians are not expected to make every decision in the life of the incapacitated. But they do bear an important responsibility to ensure the safety of the individual and, at times, their assets.

We Can Help You Better Understand The Role

If you have recently been appointed as a guardian, or you are curious to know more about our services, reach out today for a consultation. Call our office at 612-426-7047 or send us an email.


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