Selecting The Right Guardian
A guardianship is a legal tool that gives one person the right to make decisions on behalf of another. Guardianships are generally established for the well-being of:
- Minor children whose parents can no longer care for them
- Incapacitated adults who can no longer make sound decisions for themselves
At the Law Office of Marc L. Edwards, we can help you select a guardian for yourself or for a minor child as part of an overall estate plan, or provide you with representation during guardianship proceedings.
We provide skilled estate planning guidance to clients in Los Angeles County and throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding California communities.
Who Makes A Good Guardian?
Choosing a guardian is a momentous decision that requires a lot of thought. A few qualities that make for a good guardian include:
- Good character
- A close relationship to your family
- Good health and longevity (especially if serving as guardian to a minor child)
- Financial stability
If you don’t select a guardian in your estate plan, this role may be given to someone you do not want to make decisions for you or your children. By naming a guardian, you can rest assured that future decisions will rest in the hands of a trusted friend or family member.
Talk To An Experienced Lawyer About Guardianship Law
If you have questions about choosing a guardian as part of your estate plan, we are here for you. To arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced guardianship attorney, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 818-344-8200.