Guardianships for minors (individuals under the age of 18), may be established to provide custody, care and control of a child and to manage his or her financial resources. In a limited guardianship, the guardian would provide the necessary custody, care and control over the child, but would not manage the minor's financial resources. The guardian could be an individual, agency or corporation that the District Court selects. When assigning a guardian for a limited guardianship, the court may assign a conservator to manage the minor's financial assets. Guardianships are often appropriate for legally disabled adults as well. Our family lawyer can help you determine whether setting up a guardianship would be of benefit.

Guardianships may also be established for the elderly who have become incapable of managing their own affairs due to physical or mental incapacity. There are many other alternatives to guardianships for senior citizens, which may be preferred because they are less costly and less restrictive. Please see our Elder Law section for more information regarding elder care.

To discuss whether a guardianship is an effective solution for the needs of a loved one, please call our office at (859) 578-6600.

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