Guardianships

Protecting Individuals During Ohio Guardianship Proceedings

The guardianship process is handled by the probate court. It can give an individual control over a person's medical and financial decisions. Under a guardianship, the person appointed to care for you can decide on the most important details of your life including where you live and how your money is spent.

Hayes Law Offices, Inc. has more than 30 years experience with guardianship cases. We work closely with you to ensure that your rights are protected during the guardianship process. If you are seeking to be appointed as a guardian, or are seeking to challenge the appointment of a guardian, please contact us, or call toll free at 1-800-536-8678.

Generally, an interested individual residing in the State of Ohio may petition the court for guardianship of another person. Once a petition for guardianship has been granted by the court, it can be difficult to remove that person from the position.

Alternatives to Guardianship

A durable power of attorney allows you to personally appoint somebody to handle your medical or financial affairs. This is a less drastic alternative to a guardianship in that it allows you to continue to control your day-to-day activities until you are no longer able. It also puts you in a position to nominate a caretaker should a guardianship ever become necessary. You are free to change your mind as to who this individual is while you are still mentally competent to do so.

Providing Estate Planning Assistance

At Hayes law Offices, we also assist our clients with estate planning such as wills, living wills and trusts. The elder law lawyers at Hayes Law Offices understand how difficult facing some of these end of life decisions can be. We work closely with you for a positive result. Please contact our Pataskala law office or call 740-927-2927 or call toll free at 1-800-536-8678.