A guardianship is a legal court proceeding in which a guardian is appointed to exercise the legal rights of an incapacitated person or minor, also referred to as a ward. A guardian can be either an individual or an institution, appointed by the court to care for a ward or the ward’s assets.
At Earp Cohn P.C., our guardianship practice includes:
- Appointing guardians for children who are no longer in their parents’ care for any number of reasons, such as a physical illness, death, military deployment, drug or alcohol problems, or child neglect.
- Representing individuals who wish to assume guardianship responsibilities, or appointing guardians for individuals who cannot take care of themselves due to mental as well as physical reasons.
Guardianship appointments and guardianship litigation go hand in hand. The lawyers at Earp Cohn P.C. provide legal representation in the areas of contested and non-contested guardianships, which may include disputes over whether an individual needs a guardian, or conflict over an attempted appointment of a particular guardian.