A guardianship is a court-ordered legal relationship in which a guardian is appointed to oversee and manage the personal, medical, and financial needs of an incapacitated and elderly person. Often, the guardian is a spouse or child of the person who is unable to manage their affairs independently. The court can give the following powers to a guardian:
Elder law firms in Las Vegas such as Trent, Tyrell, & Associates, can assist clients in guardianship proceedings. Our Las Vegas elder attorneys have a long and established reputation for ensuring that the rights of the ward are protected, and that the powers conferred on the guardian are limited to those that meet the level of incapacity for the ward.
When a senior citizen can no longer manage his or her medical and financial affairs, Las Vegas guardianship law allows for another person, typically a spouse or adult child, to oversee the affairs of the ward so that every action taken is in his or her best interests. The reasons one might have for seeking a guardianship for an elderly person are numerous. Some of the most common causes are that the senior citizen has severe dementia, suffered a stroke, or developed a mental illness, and is therefore thought to be incapable of properly managing the everyday personal and financial affairs the rest of us take for granted.
Obtaining a legal guardianship in Las Vegas involves going to court. Our experienced attorneys will assist you in these legal proceedings, making sure that you are fully informed of your rights and responsibilities concerning the ward. Under Las Vegas guardianships, the guardian can determine where the ward lives, how finances and medical decisions are handled, and if applicable, what plans are made for the estate of the ward. We focus our attentive, personalized service on both you and the ward, so that together your rights are heard and upheld.
Experience. Reputation. Responsiveness. Contact the Las Vegas elder law attorneys at Trent, Tyrell, & Associates today for assistance with your guardianship issues in Las Vegas.