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Guardianships are a judicially supervised process where an individual (a guardian) takes care of a minor’s (someone under the age of 18) inheritance or disabled adult’s person and/or property.  A guardian must file regular reports and accountings to the court.  The presiding court may request hearings to be held regarding a wide range of matters.  As a guardian, proper counseling can help ensure that you comply with the statutory directives and minimize judicial oversight.  I offer counsel to those seeking to have a guardianship put in place for a loved one or need assistance in administering one that is already in place.

It should also be noted that an individual can often avoid the Guardianship process if they execute a Durable Power of Attorney (in the case of an adult) or have special provisions in their Will or Trust (in the case of a minor).  Please click on the Durable Power of Attorney and Wills and Trusts links under the Estate Planning option above to learn more about these documents.

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    Timothy A. Costello, Esq.

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