Denver Guardianship Attorney
Helping Families with Guardianship Matters
At The Law Office of Stephan E. Uslan, PC, we have been serving the legal needs of families in the Denver area for more than 15 years. During that time, we have seen the legal needs of families change and have the experience to help you navigate the legal process surrounding the care of a loved one.
Our firm helps families with all types of guardianship issues, including:
- Appointment of a guardian for a minor
- Appointment of a guardian for an adult
- Modification of a guardianship
We will help you navigate the guardianship process and make decisions that are in the best interest of the person you are looking to protect.
When Is a Guardianship Necessary?
A guardianship is a legal relationship through which one person, the guardian, is responsible for the personal affairs of another, the incapacitated person. A guardian is appointed by a judge to care for an incapacitated person if that person has become incapable of caring for him or herself. The appointment is made to ensure the incapacitated person's basic needs are met and that their rights and interests are protected.
There are many situations which may necessitate a guardianship. Some examples include:
- A person with Alzheimer's who needs assistance with day-to-day activities
- An elderly person who needs help managing their finances
- A person who has suffered a serious accident and is in a coma
If you are unsure whether a guardianship is right for you, our Denver guardianship attorney can help you determine whether it is necessary. We will work with you to make sure all options have been explored and that you are making the best decision possible.
How Does a Guardianship Work?
In order to be appointed as a guardian, a person must be declared incapacitated by a judge. The court will appoint a guardian to make decisions on behalf of the incapacitated person. The guardian will work to meet the needs of the incapacitated person, making decisions regarding the person's healthcare, finances, and other matters.
The length of a guardianship varies. Sometimes, a person will regain their ability to make decisions and the guardianship will be dissolved. Other times, the incapacitated person will need a permanent guardian. When this is the case, the court will appoint a permanent guardian to make decisions on behalf of the incapacitated person.
Make Sure Your Decision Is Based on Sound Counsel
An experienced Denver guardianship attorney can help you through the process of appointing a guardian and protecting the rights of the incapacitated person. We will work with you to make sure all options have been explored and that you are making the best decision possible.
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