Common Pitfalls in Obtaining Guardianship

Pitfalls re guardianship sign imageHave you been thinking about seeking guardianship of your soon-to-be 18 year old child?

Do not make these common mistakes:

  1. Failure to provide a properly written doctor’s opinion. A note written on a prescription pad from your child’s physician will not suffice as the medical opinion needed for a Court to grant guardianship. A blank Physician’s Report is available from the Clerk of the Court in your county.
  2. Failure to serve or give notice to all the required people. The law requires that certain persons must be notified in advance that you are seeking guardianship – failure to do so properly could result in a delay in guardianship.
  3. Failure to bring the disabled person to Court. If you do not bring the disabled person to Court with you, it is likely that the judge will appoint a Guardian ad Litem to your case, at your expense.

Hiring a law firm like Cahill & Associates that specializes in guardianship matters can save you both time and aggravation by ensuring that your guardianship matter is done right the first time. If you need help with guardianship, call Cahill & Associates and schedule your free consultation.

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