Guardianship is a concept commonly associated with parents of young children. However, guardianship is very broad and can be used when a person lacks the ability to take care of themselves in some way and can apply in many different situations. Guardianships are created through the Probate Code and permit the person appointed as guardian to do specific things in the best interest of the one who needs a guardian.
The procedure for guardianship starts with an application filed in court, and concludes with a hearing before the Judge of the court. There are several parts in between that include information gathering for the Judge to review to determine if the guardianship is necessary and the best option for the person involved.
Guardianship isn’t the only option for someone who needs assistance. There are also other options available. Please feel free to call the office, if you have any questions.