Indiana Guardianship Attorneys
Child Guardianship Lawyers – Serving Lake County, St. Joseph County, Porter County, Elkhart County, LaPorte County, and the surrounding towns and areas.
Guardianship may be necessary for disabled adults or minors. Guardianship allows one person to manage another persons affairs, financial responsibilities and otherwise. Our guardianship services are available at reasonable fees.
Guardianship for Disabled Adults
The guardianship process starts with filing a petition, which needs to be carefully thought out. Once it’s filed, it cannot be withdrawn, only dismissed by the court. The court will send someone to interview the disabled adult to determine whether guardianship is necessary. If guardianship is granted and the disabled adult has money, annual accounting will be required by the court outlining how that money was spent or invested. Our attorneys can help with obtaining and maintaining guardianship.
Guardianship for Special Needs Children and the Elderly
Guardianship may be necessary for special needs children who have reached age 18, including children with autism, muscular dystrophy and other medical conditions. It may also be needed for elderly people with Alzheimer and other medical conditions. In addition, guardianship is necessary to apply for Social Security disability benefits on behalf of another person, as well as to make all other important personal and financial decisions legally.
Guardianship for Minors
Relatives may seek guardianship over a minor whose parents have passed away, been imprisoned or are no longer able to raise the child. Guardianship is particularly important in cases where the minor has received an inheritance to ensure that the money is cared for and managed properly.
Call Us. Talk With Our Family Law Lawyers.
If you have questions about how Indiana family law may affect you and your family, talk with us. Contact the Law Offices of Moseley & Martinez, LLC at (219) 472-8391 or (574) 707-8675. Offering a high level of personal service, our northern Indiana family law lawyers are accessible and available by phone or email. After-hours and weekend appointments are available.