When a loved one is no longer able to take care of him or herself independently, it may be necessary to petition the courts to get the legal permission for an adult child or other responsible person to take over that care and the decisions that go along with it. For many elderly and other vulnerable individuals, a power of attorney is sufficient, giving the decision making power for the individual and his or her estate to another trusted person. But for some of the most vulnerable, a power of attorney is not enough. In those instances, Vancouver guardianship attorney Laura Mancuso of Mancuso Law Office PLLC can assist with setting up guardianship protection for the individual.
Guardianship is a court process that gives an individual the legal guardianship over another adult because they cannot care for themselves independently. This is often done to protect a vulnerable person from harming themselves or their finances, or to protect them from others who wish to manipulate or harm them. Often guardianship is needed to protect the elderly, but it can also apply to a vulnerable person diminished in capacity due to various conditions. Guardianship may be necessary for an adult child with special needs or for someone with dementia, regardless of age.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Guardianship with an Vancouver Attorney
Attorney Laura Mancuso is a guardianship attorney who understands how sensitive it may be to approach the issue of protecting an elderly relative from self harm or harm from others. Laura will carefully consider what is necessary for you to protect your loved one. That person may not even be elderly but a vulnerable person diminished in capacity due to various conditions. Guardianship may be necessary for an adult child with special needs or for someone with dementia. Laura will explain the options and assist you through the court process.
If you feel that guardianship is the best way to protect a vulnerable loved one living in Vancouver or a surrounding community, or you have a special needs child who is nearing adulthood and you want to ensure they are protected, contact a guardianship attorney. Give Laura Mancuso of Mancuso Law Office PLLC a call today to discuss your situation and your options.