When is the Right Time to Become a Guardian?

There are many reasons why you would choose to become a guardian.  A guardianship allows a person to make decisions for another, typically in the case of disability or incapacity. A guardianship can be for an adult child that is not your child, or an adult.

Sometimes people simply cannot take care of their own affairs. A guardian is appointed by a court to care for the protected person’s physical well being, as opposed to their financial well-being, which in Colorado is handled by a Conservator. Often, the same person can serve in both of these roles.

Getting appointed a guardian can be difficult, especially if there is someone who is contesting the guardianship. Furthermore, a guardian has obligations to the court after being appointed. It’s important to be familiar with these steps to make sure that you’re prepared for what is to come.  Consulting with a lawyer to find out the process and if guardianship is the right choice for your situation is a great first step. Learn more about how to get the most out of a free consultation to save you time and money!