Guardianships

Guardianship

Guardianship attorneys protecting the people of Washington DC

When a loved one has lost the ability to care for herself, it can have a serious effect on her health, finances and future. Guardianships are often used to protect such a person’s best interests and provide them with care. Guardians are responsible for the personal welfare of their ward and, depending on the type of guardianship, can have the power to make all decisions on their ward’s behalf, including consenting to medical procedures and management of the ward’s money.

Choosing a guardian to perform these tasks for a loved one is often a difficult and extremely important decision to make. Tobin, O’Connor & Ewing helps families determine whether a guardianship is the best option for caring for your loved one. Our attorneys guide families through the guardianship process, providing compassionate and competent legal advice to ensure that your loved one is in good hands.

Guiding clients through the guardianship process

Our firm assists institutions, individuals and families throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area with all guardianship-related matters, including:

  • Filing petitions for guardianship
  • Representation at hearings to determine competence
  • Assistance for clients named as guardians by the court
  • Setting up trusts for adult wards and minors to manage their finances
  • Developing plans for the ward’s care and protection
  • Annual reporting and accounting of assets and expenses
  • Discharge of guardians at the end of the case

Our attorneys work with clients throughout the process and advise them on how best to care for their loved ones. When a family member is not appointed as a guardian, we make sure that your loved one is receiving the best care possible.

Guardianships for minors

Although guardianships are most commonly used to care for the elderly or infirm, guardians can also be appointed by courts to protect minors. Minors whose parents are divorcing, or have been victims of child abuse or neglect, often have guardians appointed to represent their best interests in court. The minor’s interest may conflict with those of his or her parents or the government agency handling the case, and he or she may need the guardian to represent his or her needs in court.

Protect your loved one today

Call Tobin, O’Connor & Ewing today at 202.536.3359202.536.3359 or contact our firm online with any questions you may have about guardianships. Our attorneys are always ready to help you find the solutions to your problems. We offer a free 30-minute??initial consultation and our office is conveniently located in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, easily accessible from the Friendship Heights Metro station. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your legal objectives.