A guardian is someone legally appointed to manage the affairs of a person incapable of acting for himself, as in the case of a minor or a person of unsound mind. When parents are unable to provide care for their minor children, an extended family member will often seek guardianship of the child or children, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Likewise, when an adult (usually a parent) becomes incapacitated or incompetent and does not have a durable power of attorney, a court may appoint a guardian to manage that person’s affairs and make decisions on behalf of that person.
These cases are handled by the Probate Court and often can meet the needs of parties quickly.
Facing a guardianship is usually a highly emotionally charged situation for a family. Leslie understands the emotional nature of guardianship matters and will counsel families and assist with all court filings and legal proceedings in a sensitive manner.