Guardianship Attorneys in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Family Law Attorney

An incredibly important (and often delicate) aspect of estate planning is guardianship. A family law firm like Christopher Blair Law can help establish guardianships for families interested in preparing for an instance in which a child or incapacitated adult may need a new guardian.

Let Christopher Blair Law help you establish guardianship properly. Contact me today at (317) 741-9998.

How Do I Get Guardianship In Indiana?

In order to get guardianship of a child or incapacitated adult, a person must retain an attorney and work with them to prove that they have a thorough understanding of their needs and finances, obtain sufficient consent from the allegedly incapacitated person, and testify at a hearing.

The process for gaining guardianship is taken very seriously because a guardian is granted control of an individual’s property and responsibility for their wellbeing. As such, the best qualified person will be selected, considering people with priority.

The priority list considered when choosing a guardian is as follows:

  • Person named in durable power of attorney
  • The incapacitated person’s spouse
  • The incapacitated person’s adult child
  • The incapacitated person’s parent (or person named in a deceased parent’s will)
  • Person related to incapacitated person with whom they have lived for more than 6 months
  • Person nominated by incapacitated person

When Is Guardianship Necessary?

There are several instances in which a guardianship may be deemed necessary by law. 

Guardianships may become necessary when:

  • The parents of a child are either deceased or otherwise unable to care for that child
  • An incapacitated adult needs a guardian in place to protect their interests throughout a divorce proceeding
  • A disabled child turns 18 and their parents need additional help with care and benefits 

Christopher Blair Law is experienced in leading clients through the guardianship process in Indiana. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

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