Legal Guardianships in Indiana
Providing sound advice and professional assistance regarding the care of your loved ones
When devising your estate plan, caring for the needs of your minor children is likely one of your foremost concerns. Selecting an appropriate and reliable guardian can ensure that your children’s well-being is not placed in jeopardy in the event of your incapacitation or upon death. Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent or in case both parents die at the same time. A guardian is also necessary for adults with a disability that prevents them from taking care of their own basic needs. This includes parents with dementia or Alzheimer's.
The Indiana guardianship process can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if family members disagree on an appropriate guardian. An Indiana estate-planning attorney from Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer can ably represent you in cases for minors as well as adults.
Choosing a guardian for a minor
When selecting a guardian for your child, it is important to find someone who will raise your children according to your parental values. While it is difficult to think about the possibility that you may one day be unable to raise your children, it is important to nominate a guardian while the choice is still up to you, rather than letting a court decide.
Guardianships are highly complicated. A guardian needs to be fully involved in a ward’s life and make decisions concerning the ward’s place of residence, financial investments and financial needs.
In selecting and designating a guardian, some points to consider include:
- Is the individual able and willing to serve as a guardian?
- Who is the immediate guardian, and who will serve as a secondary choice in case of emergency?
- Are your children mature enough to provide input on the selection?
Our firm’s experienced team of guardianship attorneys can help guide you in choosing a guardian you can trust.
A guardianship lawyer in Johnson and Marion Counties that your family can depend on
We emphasize responsiveness, personal attention and communication. You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their financial security and long-term well-being gives you the confidence that your children or disabled loved ones are protected. We are skilled in handling even the most complex guardianship cases including disputes, reviews of existing guardianships and guardianship accountings.
Get reliable guardianship services from an attorney in Indianapolis, IN
Schedule a consultation with an experienced guardianship attorney from Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer who can help you protect your loved ones. Call us at 317.225.5327 or contact us online.