If you or a loved one becomes disabled and cannot manage your own financial, health, or other personal affairs, what will you do? You know that it is essential to protect your finances and healthcare should you become unable to do so, and an adult guardianship may be the solution needed to make sure this happens.
With over 13 years of family law experience, we at The Law Offices of Thomas Stahl can appreciate the dilemmas your loved ones may face should you become disabled or unable to care for yourself or make important life decisions. Our firm has helped many families find solutions to issues surrounding adult guardianship so that their vulnerable relative gets the protection they need for decision-making involving their personal life, medical care, and financial accounts.
Ultimately, you will have to rely on your local court to decide whether your family member is disabled to the point they no longer have the legal capacity to handle their daily affairs. This determination is usually made based on submitted medical evidence provided by a qualified medical provider.
Typically, proving disability in these cases requires at least two doctors or a doctor and a certified clinical social worker to submit verification certificates regarding a disabled family member’s diagnosis. Certifications of this type play a significant role in a court determining if an individual is genuinely incapable of handling their own affairs. An experienced family law attorney can assist you in this delicate process and advise how to ensure your loved one has their best interests protected throughout the process.