It may be necessary to have an adult guardian appointed by the court when adult family members become unable to care for themselves. In Pennsylvania, whether or not the family member is in a nursing home or other assisted living care facility, a guardian can be appointed to care for the person, the person’s property, or both.
In cases when all parties agree, naming a legal guardian can be relatively straightforward. Our attorneys can assist you with petitioning the court to establish a guardianship. However, you may need a guardianship attorney if there is disagreement about who should serve as the guardian, whether there is a need for a guardianship, or if there is a dispute over the named guardian’s actions or inaction. Common guardianship problems that our attorneys have resolved include family members challenging the person appointed to be guardian, other family members refusing to be named a guardian, or the person declining to consent to a guardianship.
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