What Is Guardianship?

Estate plans do not just account for someone's passing. They also provide instructions in the event that the estate holder can no longer make decisions. Guardianship can refer to such figures as a power of attorney or a guardian for minor children.

A power of attorney is someone who makes financial decisions if you are unable to do so, but you can also choose a medical power of attorney who would make medical decisions. A will can also appoint a guardian for minors, which is the person who would care for your children if you passed away or became incapacitated.

How To Appoint A Guardian

Generally, guardians and powers of attorney are named in your will. The will must be drafted correctly to be accepted by the court, which is why it is so important to enlist the help of an estate planning lawyer. Our attorneys at the office of David Howard Goldberg, P.L., can guide you on the types of guardians to include in your will.

Because guardianship is such an important responsibility, you should always discuss it with your person of choice before including them in the will. Ask if they are willing to be your guardian or to take on the responsibility of your children if necessary. You may also want to pick a back-up guardian in case the first is unable to do so.

How Do We Help With Guardianship?

We assist with all aspects of guardianship, including administration and litigation. Not only can we help you choose a guardian and hold them responsible if the need arises but we also litigate on our clients' behalf if a guardian is unfit to serve his or her role.

To schedule a free consultation about your plan or a loved one's guardianship, please contact us through our online form or call the office at 305-760-8888. We are located in Miami.