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Guardianships Protect Incapacitated Adults

Determining whether to seek guardianship of a loved one is a difficult decision. In addition to the emotional issues and potential family disputes, guardianships can be challenging because of the complexity of the laws governing them. Working with an experienced guardianship lawyer is the best way to ensure you fully understand your options and the legal process.

At The Law Office of Richard G. Garmil in Haverhill, we help people through the guardianship process. Attorney Richard G. Garmil has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in Massachusetts probate, estate and elder law matters. You can rely on his knowledge and compassion as you work through your guardianship case.

If your loved one needs a conservator and a legal guardian, we can help you decide whether the conservator and guardian should be the same person or if it is more appropriate to choose different people.

What Is The Role Of A Guardian?

A legal guardian is authorized to make personal and health care decisions for an incapacitated individual. You can seek limited, temporary or full guardianship, depending on your loved one's needs; we will discuss the differences with you.

Guardianship typically is necessary when an individual becomes incapacitated and does not have a health care proxy or living will. Adults may need guardianship if they have been diagnosed with medical conditions such as:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
  • Developmental/intellectual disabilities
  • Mental health disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Physical impairments rendering the person unable to make or communicate decisions

Establishing guardianship of an adult comes with enormous responsibility. We will make sure you understand your obligations.

Speak With An Experienced Attorney To Learn More

For a free consultation, please call us at 978-228-5338 or toll free at 800-759-8322. If you prefer, you may complete our online form.

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The Law Office of Richard G. Garmil
350 Main Street, Suite 5
Haverhill, MA 01830

Phone: 978-228-5338
Toll Free: 800-759-8322
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