The Position Of Looking After Your Elderly Parent Needs To Be Straightforward.
When your parent, spouse or yourself lose your abilities to think clearly, this can become a burden to others around you as well as pose practical problems for yourself. Jeff Jinks Law explores guardianship in depth below.
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Guardianship is giving one the option to legally become your caretaker based on a process through the legal system to establish the elder incompetence. Once the elder in question is deemed incompetent, various financial, medical and living arrangements will be considered by the guardian.
We will move to explore who can be appointed as a guardian, what a guardian does and when they are appointed.
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What's a Guardian & Who Can Be Appointed One?
When family members seek to care for their loved one who no longer can care for themselves, a guardian is appointed by a court to handle their affairs. Unfortunately, it takes away many of their legal rights to make decisions on their own such as selling real property, arranging for admission into alternative living arrangements such as a nursing home and managing their finances.
This guardian is usually is a family member, possibly an adult child of the elder in question.
With these matters, there are many legal tools one can use to both support the elder loved one in their time of need while able to pay the bills for living arrangements in ways that take full advantage of advanced legal business structures.
KNOWING HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
We Look At What A Guardian Does
There are many levels on which an elder can be incapacitated that will decide what the guardian can or cannot do. Below are some of the items they will now have the responsibility for such as:
- Monitoring living conditions
- Paying bills
- Deciding how financing will be handled
- Managing real estate and personal property
- Record keeping
- Making End-Of-Life decisions
- Reporting to the court on an annual basis
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HAVE A CLEAR PATH ON CREATING THE BEST GUARDIAN FOR YOUR LOVED ONE
As you go through the long process of appointing a guardian, you want clear answers on how to make sure the best care is provided but also maximize the independence of the person in question that you will care for. Guardianship proceeds are paid directly from the elder’s estate as they are in entitled to reasonable compensation for their efforts.
Call An Indianapolis Elder Law Attorney Today To Discuss Guardianship
We realize the sooner you and your family get to a resolution on how to best plan for your loved one in their time of need, the better you’ll be off and minimize any conflicts with the courts, internal struggles or with other 3rd parties.
To schedule your no-obligation case evaluation, please contact an Indiana elder law attorney from our firm today!
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