Resolving Contested Guardianship Matters With Compassion And Skill
A guardianship can be established by a court to protect the personal and financial interests of a vulnerable individual who has not previously signed a durable power of attorney. In many cases, a family member or other individual is appointed a guardian for a family member who may no longer be capable of managing his or her affairs with regard to daily life, health and finances.
Sometimes guardianship disputes require the assistance of an attorney. Many of these disputes occur when family members disagree on who should be appointed guardian, how that guardian should act or whether the guardianship is even necessary.
Providing Assistance With Difficult Guardianship Issues
At Rice & Quattrone, PC, we help our clients navigate difficult guardianship matters, including contested guardianships. We advise and represent individuals and families who disagree about important financial and personal issues. Having handled hundreds of contested estate matters at our firm since 1991, we have the experience to help you deal with:
- A parent with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease who needs assistance
- A dispute between siblings
- A guardianship of which you are the subject
- Less restrictive alternatives to guardianship (i.e. limited guardianship, conservatorship, trusts, etc.)
- Guardianship litigation in probate court
- Negotiation or mediation regarding a family matter
Every situation is different. Seek proper legal advice if you have questions about guardianships.
Get A Strong Legal Ally By Your Side
Our lawyers are admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We serve residents of those states, as well as out-of-state executors and beneficiaries of wills and estates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania probate courts.