Certain life events can dramatically interfere with someone’s ability to make their own decisions. A serious accident, chronic illness, or dementia may prevent a loved one from taking care of their personal and financial affairs. In such cases, it may be best to establish a guardianship, where a trusted individual can step in and make these important decisions on the other’s behalf. Guardianship matters can be difficult and emotional, as your loved one may not agree that creating a guardianship is necessary. When you work with the caring and experienced family law attorneys at Allen | Fischer PLLC, you can trust that we will examine the situation from every angle and seek the best possible outcome to safeguard your loved one’s best interests.
Navigating the Guardianship Process in Spokane
Guardianships aim to protect and support the welfare of those who are unable to care for themselves, manage their affairs, or make their own decisions. Generally, guardianships may be used in three ways: to protect an incapacitated elder, a developmentally disabled adult, or a minor (under the age of 18). The court will consider several crucial factors to determine whether to establish a guardianship, such as the individual’s age and abilities, the concerns of loved ones about the individual’s ability to care for themselves, the types of decisions or actions the guardian will need to oversee, among other considerations. Our compassionate family law attorneys will work closely with you to identify your goals and take strategic steps to obtain the best possible outcome.
Compassionate Legal Guidance When You Most Need It
Whether you are seeking a guardianship for an aging loved one, or you have questions about what the guardianship process entails, the knowledgeable and caring legal team at Allen | Fischer PLLC is here to help. We recognize that every situation is unique, and we’re committed to providing you with the customized, caring, and effective legal guidance you need during this challenging time. We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about how we can best serve you.