If your loved one is not able to care for themselves, you or someone you know may be appointed as conservator or guardian to provide for their wellbeing and the protection of their best interests. If this occurs you may face a variety of legal issues, disputes, and challenges as you plan for and step into your role as guardian.

Do I Need A Guardianship Lawyer?

While every case is different and laws governing conservatorship and guardianship vary by state, getting legal insight regarding your case can be incredibly helpful.

Whether your loved one is a person with a developmental disability, is in a medical or mental health crisis, or has extenuating circumstances that render them unable to properly tend to themselves or their finances, the right legal counsel can make all the difference in how you approach the potential guardianship options.

So, if you feel guardianship for a loved one may be in your future, it’s important to contact a knowledgeable, experienced guardianship lawyer to explore your options and the best next steps given your unique circumstances.

As a guardian, you may be required to address things like financial decisions, health choices, and even estate management for your loved one. This adds a considerable level of complexity and difficulty that’s made less stressful when you have a dedicated lawyer by your side as you fulfill your duties.

Contested Guardianships

What happens when the family does not agree on who should act as Guardian?

Divorce, blended families, and sibling rivalry all pose risks and hazards to the Guardianship process. Disputes drive up fees and costs. Many issues come to light when there are disputes surrounding who should act as Guardian, from divorced couples revisiting a Property Settlement Agreement, or long buried issues between family members.

The Court’s primary focus is the best interest of the Ward. At Bercik Law, our focus is on making sure the Court knows what the best interest of the Ward is.

Experienced Legal Counsel For Your New Jersey Estate Administration

So, whether you’re looking to establish a guardianship, are dealing with a conservatorship or guardianship dispute, or simply have questions about the process, we’re here to help.

We understand the legal intricacies related to conservatorships and guardianships. But more than that, we understand the challenging emotions you may feel and the concerns you may have as you do your best to provide for those you love.

In fact, we’ve been helping families explore their guardianship options and select the right path forward for years. And our compassionate, knowledgeable team can do the same for you and your loved ones.

Bercik Law combines decades of experience with a wide range of estate planning and litigation matters, including will contests, breach of fiduciary duties, contested administrations, accountings and guardianship disputes.

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