Obtaining a guardianship awards you the care, custody, and control of an individual and is typically intended for an individual caring for a minor child, a disabled adult, or an elderly adult who cannot adequately care for themselves. A guardianship is a convenient and sometimes necessary legal procedure to allow for the provision of the necessities for the “ward”, who is the person for whom the guardianship is sought. As an example, grandparents who may be providing the sole care for their grandchildren may find it difficult to achieve the necessities for the care of the children — such as enrollment and control over their educational needs and/or the provision of medical insurance coverage for a person who is a non-dependent. A guardianship gives you the legal right to provide these requirements for the benefit of the children. The end result means less stress and aggravation for you as well as those for whom you are caring.
David CunninghamJohn A. Singer