• Guardianships & Related LitigationVoluntary Guardianships

    A competent individual (Petitioner) may designate another to serve as Guardian of his or her person and/or property at any time.


    Such appointment is authorized by law provided that a licensed physician furnishes a certificate stating that he or she has examined the Petitioner and that such individual is competent to understand the nature of the Guardianship and the delegation of authority associated therewith.

    One major drawback of the voluntary Guardianship is that it may be terminated at any time by the Petitioner – assuming his or her continued capacity.

    The voluntary Guardianship is different from a Pre-Need Guardian Designation, which assigns a future Guardian in the event of an individual’s future incapacity.

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