If you need to provide support and care for children or a disabled adult, having an effective estate plan in place may help you avoid the need for costly guardianship proceedings when you are no longer around to protect your loved ones. Your estate plan should aim to avoid guardianships if possible, but it should appoint legal guardians for minor children as a precaution. Thorough planning for your family may also include a testamentary or revocable living trust for children and disabled individuals. When there is no plan in place, courts will make decisions for your family members that may be at odds with your wishes. To preserve the best interests of your family, it is important to discuss an estate plan that will properly provide for the needs of children and disabled individuals. In your initial consultation, we will discuss estate planning for minors, young adults, and disabled individuals as well as prices for various options.
In cases where a guardianship cannot be avoided, the legal guardianship lawyers at Edmonds Law Office can help you with guardianship proceedings. The attorneys at Edmonds Law Office have been helping families in Edwardsville and the surrounding areas for over twenty-five years and are here to guide and assist you in protecting the needs of your loved ones.
Types of Legal Guardianship
Guardianship proceedings and related court proceedings include the following:
- Uncontested Guardianships
- Contested Guardianships
- Involuntary Guardianships
- Voluntary Guardianships
- Emergency Guardianship
- Temporary Guardianship
- Power of Attorney disputes
- Abuse, Neglect, Abandonment Cases
- Undue Influence & Financial Exploitation
- Disability Guardianships
- Mental Health Guardianships
- Guardianships for individuals with substance abuse issues
- Guardianships for individuals with gambling problems
While you may not need an elaborate estate plan, it is wise to plan for all of your family’s primary concerns. Guardianship attorney Ellen Edmonds, at Edmonds Law Office, will work with you directly to ensure that your family has a solid plan in place should the unthinkable happen.
To discuss family estate planning that will safeguard your children and family when you are not around to do so, call an Edmonds Law Office guardianship lawyer today at (618) 659-3442!