Massachusetts Guardianship Attorneys
Dedicated Divorce and Family Law Attorneys throughout Massachusetts
Guardianship is a legal process by which a court appoints someone to take care of a person who can’t take care of themselves. There are basically two types of guardianships in Massachusetts, guardianship of an adult and guardianship of a minor. Guardianship of an adult occurs when a person with a diagnosed medical condition is unable to make or communicate effectively, decisions about their self-care, health and or safety.
In such situations a court can appoint a Guardian to make some or all those decisions with and or on the adult’s behalf. Guardianship of a minor is a legal process that occurs when a minor child’s parents are unable or unfit to parent. A guardian is appointed by the court to care for and make legal decisions on behalf of the child. Essentially the guardian acts as the child’s parent, without in most cases, terminating parental rights.
Guardianships can be complicated and the team at Karpenski & Schmelkin has years of experience handling both adult guardianships and guardianship of minors. Trust the law firm that has experience handling Guardianship issues, one that has your best interests at the forefront and treats you as an individual.
Contact Karpenski & Schmelkin to schedule a consultation to answer any questions you many have about Guardianships.