Guardianship of an Adult - Paralegal Service

Guardianship of an Adult

Guardianship of an Adult, Paralegal Service

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Independent Paralegal Services

  • Online Price: $269.95
  • Office Price: $319.00
  • This service is exempt from sales tax.
  • Available for the following states: View States

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Description of our Paralegal Service

A guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of a person who is incapacitated. A guardian may be appointed to manage the financial affairs of a person at significant risk of harm because of a demonstrated inability to adequately manage property or financial affairs. A guardian may be appointed to make health care and other non-financial decisions for a person at significant risk of harm because of a demonstrated inability to adequately provide for nutrition, health, housing or physical safety.

A guardian of the estate of an incapacitated person is responsible for management of the person's property and finances. He or she must file an inventory with the court within three months of appointment, as well as an annual accounting. Some management decisions will require court approval.

A guardian's responsibilities depend on whether and how the guardian's role has been limited by the court. It is common to talk about two broad categories of responsibility - "estate" and "person" - but a limited guardianship could contain elements from one or both categories.

A guardian of the person is responsible for assessing the person's physical, mental and emotional needs, and any need for assistance in activities of daily living. He or she will be responsible for implementing a plan to meet these needs, and must file a care plan (identifying needs and explaining how they will be met) with the court within three months of appointment, as well as an annual status report.

A guardian of the person may also be responsible for giving or withholding consent to medical treatment.

  • Case Assignment Designation and Case Information Cover Sheet
  • Petition for Guardianship of Person and/or Estate
  • Notice of Guardianship Petition
  • Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem and Notice of Hearing
  • Declaration of Proposed Guardian-Non-Certified or Certified, (as appropriate)
  • Declaration of Service
  • Oath of Guardian
  • Order Appointing Guardian of Person and/or Estate
  • Initial Personal Care Plan (if seeking a guardianship of the person)
  • Designation of Standby Guardian
  • Notice of Loss of Voting Rights
  • Guardianship Inventory (if seeking a guardianship of the estate)
  • and much more...

Names of forms may differ for each state


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