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The guardianship process is complex, however, it is a very important step to ensure a loved one is protected. Continue reading and give us a call today at Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning to discuss teh details of your situation and the best option for you. We are here to help no matter what. Give us a call today to speak with a skilled Butler County guardianship attorney.

What is the guardianship process like in Pennsylvania?

There are several actions concerned when it comes to the guardianship process. To start, you and your attorney must prepare a petition to become your loved one’s guardian. You are also required to explain the petition to your loved one. Once that is accomplished, you will file the petition with the court and state your case in the same court. The court will then appoint an attorney for the alleged disabled to ensure that they have a fair day in court and that their best interests are protected. Afterward, months later, an expert will attest to the judge discussing the mental state of the alleged incapacitated and whether the person requires a guardian. If you would like to learn more about this process, our legal team can provide in-depth information for you. All you have to do is give us a call.

What purpose does the petition serve?

The petition will include the assets that the incapacitated party owns, who wants to take possession of them, and will also contain financial information. If the judge sustains your belief that your loved one is incapacitated and would profit from you as their guardian, then the court will grant permission to make financial and healthcare decisions on behalf of your loved one.

Once you are appointed guardian, you must make sure that you keep track of all of your loved one’s finances to ensure that you can report back to the court each year. You must act truthfully and with your loved one’s best interests in mind at all times.

The process of earning guardianship is a long and complex process. If you are thinking about guardianship for a loved one, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our legal experts to learn more about your options. At Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning, our attorneys are committed to ensuring that you and your loved ones’ futures are protected. We are just one call away.


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