Guardianships in Minnesota
When an individual loses the ability to care for him or herself, intervention of a court is sometimes necessary. When these needs arise, our guardianship attorneys assist clients with initiating guardianship proceedings.
Guardians are appointed by the court to make the personal decisions for protected persons. A protected person is often referred to as a “ward.” A guardian is granted the authority to make decisions on behalf of the ward about where the ward will live, about medical care for the ward, and, when appropriate, how the ward should be educated. A ward might be an adult or elderly person with cognitive deficits, or a ward may be a minor child.
Navigating the Minnesota Guardianship Process
From the initial filing to the eventual discharge, our attorneys assist guardians throughout the process. Our attorneys help clients to navigate the legal system so that the task of serving as a guardian for a loved one is both manageable and understandable. Our attorneys also work with and advise family groups, such as siblings or relatives, who are called upon to arrange for the care of a failing parent or family member.
For more information about getting started with Minnesota guardianship proceedings, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.