Most of us are able to make our own decisions on matters of housing, medical care, education and the like. Some of us are not. A person appointed by a Probate Court, to make decisions in such matters (as opposed to business/property matters) is called a Guardian.
There are many situations in which a Guardianship can be helpful. Sometimes an elderly loved one, or friend, no longer has the mental capacity to take care of themselves. Sometimes, an accident renders a person, at any age, incapable of caring for themselves. A Guardianship can help a family maintain control over what might be an impossible situation.
Also, please note that if the need for a Guardianship (or Conservatorship) arises due to a motor vehicle accident, the costs of the Guardianship may be compensable by the “responsible no-fault insurance carrier.” For more info go to “No-Fault Insurance Matters“.
When Is Guardianship Necessary?
- Due to a medical, mental, psychological, or other permanent condition, does your loved one need your help, or someone else’s, to help them make medical, housing, and other personal decisions?
- Is a Guardianship needed because someone you care for, has had a auto accident that makes them unable to make medical, housing and other personal decisions for themselves?
- Do you need access to the medical records, of a loved one, or do your loved one’s doctors require you to have a Guardianship, so that they know they are dealing with someone authorized to make medical decisions?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, your loved one may well need a Guardian. Call Jon Frank help you set up “Guardianship” protection, throughout SE Michigan for vulnerable loved ones in your life.