Guardianship When It Matters Most
What if you have a family member that is unable to care for themselves or has an incapacity? You’ll want an experienced guardianship attorney to protect your family member’s best interests. We handle many guardianship proceedings including emergency guardianships, we prepare special needs trusts and can walk you through the process of all aspects of being appointed a guardian of the person and/or the estate of the family member.
Types of Guardianship
Elderly or Incapacitated Guardianship
Prepare For Your Family's Future Today
In addition to preparing a standard will, the estate planning lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn can help you draft a living will that will guide your family in making health-care decisions if you become incapacitated. Living wills, often called health-care directives, are documents that instruct health-care providers about the conditions under which you do not want to be artificially sustained by life support. A living will is an important device to protect yourself and ensure that your wishes are carried out, and a properly executed living will prevents a contest between family members. If you do not have a living will, decisions regarding your health care are left to family members, and often they cannot agree or are in conflict about your wishes. A living will ensures that your wishes are respected and will be followed. We also draft a medical power of attorney, which are important based upon the HIPAA laws and grant your designee the power to make medical decisions on your behalf and handle your medical affairs and communicate with your health care professionals.