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Moorestown Guardianship

Moorestown Guardianship Attorneys 

Serving Clients in Burlington County & the Surrounding Areas

At William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys, we understand the complexities of guardianship and special needs guardianship cases. Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys possesses a deep understanding of the legal framework surrounding guardianship and can guide you through every step of the process.

We work closely with clients to determine the most appropriate course of action, considering factors such as the individual's specific needs and capacity, family dynamics, and desired level of control. Whether you are seeking to establish guardianship for a loved one, facing a contested guardianship petition, or exploring alternative options, William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys can provide the comprehensive legal counsel and compassionate support you need. Our goal is to ensure the well-being of your loved one while upholding their rights and autonomy whenever possible.

Call (215) 515-9901 or reach out online to schedule an initial consultation today. 

Our Guardianship Services

Guardianship establishes a legal framework for someone to make decisions on behalf of an individual deemed incapable of doing so themselves. This can encompass financial matters, healthcare choices, and daily living arrangements. Special needs guardianship caters specifically to individuals with disabilities who require ongoing support. Our team works closely with families to navigate the legal process, ensuring a smooth transition and prioritizing the best interests of the individual in question.

At William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys, we help clients with both guardianship and special needs guardianship cases. We take a compassionate and client-centered approach, understanding the emotional complexities that often accompany guardianship cases. 

Types of Guardianship

There are two primary categories of guardianships, each addressing distinct aspects of the ward's life:

  • Guardianship of a person. This type of guardianship grants the guardian the authority to make decisions regarding the ward's well-being and daily living. This may include choices about:
    • Medical care and treatment
    • Housing and living arrangements
    • Personal care needs
    • Educational decisions (for minors)
  • Guardianship of the estate. This guardianship focuses on the ward's financial affairs. The guardian is empowered to:
    • Manage the ward's income and assets
    • Pay bills and debts
    • Make investment decisions
    • File tax returns

In some situations, a general guardianship may be established, combining the authority of both categories. This grants the guardian comprehensive decision-making power over the ward's person and estate.

It's important to note that guardianships should be tailored to the ward's specific needs. The court will strive to limit the guardian's power only to the extent necessary to ensure the ward's well-being, while maximizing the ward's autonomy whenever possible.

Considering Guardianship of a Loved One 

Petitioning the court for guardianship may be the best possible course of action if your loved one has: 

  • A diminished mental capacity. If a loved one, such as an aging parent, suffers from dementia, Alzheimer's disease, or other cognitive decline, they may struggle to manage finances, make medical decisions, or handle daily living tasks safely.
  • A severe mental illness. Individuals with severe mental illness may be unable to manage their medications or make sound choices regarding housing, employment, or self-care.
  • Developmental disabilities. Adults with developmental disabilities may require ongoing support with decision-making in areas like finances, healthcare, and living arrangements.

Contact William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys Today 

If you have concerns about a loved one's ability to care for themselves, the attorneys at William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys can guide you through the legal process, assess your situation, and advise on the most suitable course of action.

Learn more about how our guardianship attorneys can help you. Call (215) 515-9901.

Why Choose William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys?

  • Connected with the Local Community
  • Honest & Responsive Communication
  • Empathetic & Resolution-Oriented
  • Values & Cares for Every Client

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