Working With Families To Protect Children And Incapacitated Adults
Establishing legal guardianship for a child or an incapacitated adult requires knowledge of the process by which someone assumes responsibility for another person. If you are considering assuming or assigning this responsibility, the attorneys at Hess & Jendro Law Office, P.A., can help. We have the skill and experience to bring a compelling petition to the court or to create a document as part of your will of safeguarding your children or loved ones’ well-being should something happen to you.
Knowledgeable Advice Involving Legal Guardianship And Conservatorship
When an adult can no longer responsibly make decisions due to age, illness or disability, obtaining responsibility for that adult’s decisions requires approval of the court. Hess & Jendro Law Office allows clients throughout the Twin Cities and Central Minnesota area to do this by assisting with legal matters such as:
- Guardianship: This is the legal mechanism by which someone is given legal authority over another person’s life decisions, including living arrangements, medical treatment and other decisions. The subject of the guardianship is referred to as the ward. A ward can be a child or adult judged to be incapable of making choices in their own best interests.
- Conservatorship: Establishing a conservatorship allows someone to make financial decisions on another’s behalf. This authority can enable a conservator to manage disability and other payments, make bank transactions, and use the protected person’s assets to pay for medical and living expenses.
- Required filings: Guardians and conservators are required to provide information to the state of Minnesota on an annual basis. Hess & Jendro Law Office can work with you to maintain the required records and file them in a timely manner.
Our experience in aiding family members with these situations during guardianship or in the creation of the document gives us the ability to meet each family’s needs with skill and efficiency.
Professional Counsel For Guardianship Decisions
Planning for the care of loved ones or your minor children in the event both parents die is an unpleasant but necessary task. The estate planning lawyers at Hess & Jendro Law Office deliver prompt compassionate counsel so that you can protect your children and the values most important to you. We are well-versed in the concerns that every parent faces, such as finding loving caregivers and establishing a financial safety net. However, we also take the time to learn about your family so that we can help you outline a comprehensive plan for your children should the need arise. This can include memorializing guidance on religious upbringing and lifestyle matters.
Contact Our Guardianship Lawyers Today
If you have concerns about a loved one’s ability to care for themselves, or need help establishing a contingency care plan for your children, call Hess & Jendro Law Office, P.A., in Elk River at 763-200-6626 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve the people of Sherburne County and Central Minnesota as well as the Twin Cities northwestern suburbs.