There are many roles that a legal guardian may perform, from being an individual with limited decision-making abilities to one who makes decisions on all matters.
There are a few general circumstances where you should consult a Maryland estate planning lawyer in order to create a guardianship. These include:
- When an elderly person is no longer capable of making financial and medical decisions
- Special needs children, or children whose parents are undergoing a divorce
Oftentimes, a family member will become a guardian when the elderly are involved, and it is also common to have a trusted family friend serve as a legal guardian.
Regarding children, a guardian will need to be involved to handle decisions centering around education, finance, and health or medical decisions.
Maryland wills and estate attorneys
At Chapman & Bowling, we can advise you on the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. Our experienced Maryland estate planning lawyers offer compassionate and personalized attention to help each of our clients plan for the difficulties of life.
Contact a Maryland estate planning lawyer
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact Chapman & Bowling‘s lawyers for help with your Maryland estate planning. We represent clients throughout the state with offices in La Plata, Waldorf and Lexington Park and other locations available by appointment.