Dementia from Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes can rob a person of the ability to manage money, handle personal affairs, and deal with tasks of daily living. Worse, someone suffering from dementia can become a victim of those who would take advantage for personal gain.
If such a person lacks a durable power of attorney or the power of attorney may be inadequate for his/her needs, legal guardianship may be necessary. We can establish guardianships to protect and provide for incapacitated adults and developmentally disabled family members. We also represent families who need to petition the court for the establishment of a guardianship, or contest the possible appointment if an inappropriate guardian. We are at all times mindful of our duty to provide appropriately and compassionately for the interests of such persons while addressing the wishes of those who provided for them.