Estate Planning

Guardianship

Guardianship

The attorneys at Shadrix, Lane & Parmer, P.C. provide solutions for individuals who are no longer capable of making sound decisions managing their affairs We assist individuals and families faced with this situation with the creation of a guardianship that will help to ensure that your family member or loved one will be provided necessary care.

When your family member or loved one is incapable of managing his or her personal affairs, it is important to take the necessary legal action to protect his or her interests. You should consult a knowledgeable and experienced guardianship attorney to assist you in the complex Georgia legal process. A legal guardian is able to make decisions about the person’s day-to-day care including medical needs.Guardianships are complex and complicated areas of law and require a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to assist you with the proceedings with the probate court. The attorneys at Shadrix, Lane & Parmer, P.C. can help, don’t wait and act now. Our attorneys will:

  • Explain the legal process of obtaining a guardianship.
  • Prepare the guardianship petition and supporting documents.
  • Represent you in hearings.
  • Help you comply with all legal and reporting requirements.

GUARDIANSHIPS

The granting of one individual the legal right and obligation to make decisions on behalf of and to take personal care of a person, is a guardianship. Through a guardianship, legal guardians will help preserve and protect the incapacitated individual’s health and quality of life. Our attorneys will assist you in determining your best course of action as well as review an existing power of attorney and health care proxy that may be in place.

Guardianships involve both adults and children incapable of managing some or all of his or her own affairs due to a mental or physical disability or handicap including:

  • Elderly adults and adults in assisting living or nursing homes;
  • Adults suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia;
  • Mentally retarded adults;
  • Special needs adults and children; and
  • Disabled adults and children.

GUARDIANSHIP DISPUTES

The appointment of a guardian revokes or limits the life decision of the protected person and disputes can arise with the protected or a family member. Disputes may arise in the guardian’s decisions regarding medical care and treatment, visitation and placement. If you have a guardianship dispute, our attorneys will assist you in resolving the situation.

For knowledgeable and diligent guardian legal assistance, contact the attorneys at Shadrix, Lane & Parmer, P.C. To contact us, call 770-830-0809.