Areas of Practice
Guardianship Administration and Litigation
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Guardianship is considered a last-resort legal option for managing the affairs an individual during his or her lifetime. Though effective and thoughtful advance estate planning can significantly reduce the chances one may require a guardian, guardianship can be unavoidable in certain circumstances.
Effective and thoughtful advance estate planning
Though effective and thoughtful advance estate planning can significantly reduce the chances one may require a guardian, guardianship can be unavoidable in certain circumstances.
How guardianship works
Whether one fails to adequately plan, or circumstances render prior planning ineffective, guardianship involves a legal determination
- that an individual lacks capacity in some significant way;
- that a guardian is needed and that no alternative to guardianship exists; and…
- that the person seeking appointment as guardian is qualified for the role (or determining the most qualified individual if multiple persons seek appointment as guardian).
Once appointed, the guardian must comply with the various duties and responsibilities imposed by law under court supervision. Keever Law assists clients in need of court authority to act for, and protect the interests of, individuals unable to act adequately for themselves.