Guardianship in Idaho
Becoming a legal guardian can be a delicate and emotional process. There are instances where it becomes necessary for a guardian to step in and take care of a child or an adult who is unable to care for themselves.
Dena understands the difficulty of dealing with such a stressful and emotionally taxing family situation and she is devoted to helping you ease and master the legal process so you can concentrate on what matters – Family!
If you ultimately decide you would like to move forward with the guardianship process, you will need to petition for full or temporary guardianship through the Court.
In these cases, a competent and suitable guardian is appointed by the court to care for the other person, commonly called the ‘ward.’ If you have a loved one who needs a guardian, there is often a lengthy and time consuming legal process to resolve the situation. Hiring an attorney who is experienced with the guardianship process will save you time, money and a lot of headaches and heartaches in the long run.
Who is considered a ward?
- A child under the age of 18
- A developmentally disabled person
- An incapacitated person–a person who is impaired by reason of mental illness
- Someone with a physical limitation
Who can qualify as a guardian?
The spouse, adult child, or sibling of a proposed ward may be appointed by the court as a guardian; although in some cases a professional guardian may be appointed.
If you are a concerned family member, you need to consult with Dena Moore Law to discretely explore your legal options.
To move forward with the guardianship process, contact Dena today.