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Guardianship Creation Attorney

A guardianship is a legal arrangement that places an individual under the supervision of a guardian. This guardian is typically a family member, friend or fiduciary appointed by the court. The individual who is protected by the guardianship can be a minor who is currently without a parental guardian or an adult who can no longer make safe and sound decisions regarding his or her own person or property.

At Burns & Hansen, P.A., our firm can assist you in the creation of a guardianship to protect an individual whom you love. Our experienced attorneys also handle other issues in estate planning and administration for clients in Minneapolis, across the Twin Cities and in Greater Minnesota. Contact our firm today for a free initial discussion.

Duties Of A Guardian

A guardianship of a person may relegate the following responsibilities to an appointed guardian:

  • Determining and maintaining the residence
  • Providing informed consent to and supervising medical treatment
  • Making end-of-life decisions
  • Consenting to and supervising educational decisions
  • Paying debts and other expenses
  • Maintaining the protected person’s autonomy as much as possible

A guardianship may also be used to protect the legal rights of a minor in the event that a parent is no longer able to act on behalf of his or her child. A minor may be eligible for a legal guardianship if his or her parent cannot provide adequate shelter, does not have a steady income, suffers from an illness or is otherwise unable to provide adequate care.

To learn more information about a guardianship, contact us at Burns & Hansen, P.A. Call our Minneapolis office at 952-219-7897 for a free initial discussion with our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys.