There are a number of reasons why people decide to set up a guardianship, from the parents of a child with special needs who will soon become an adult to children and family members of older parents/loved ones. Setting up guardianship can be a difficult decision for some people and there may be a number of questions that need answering. If you are unsure of whether or not to move forward with a guardianship, you should carefully go over the ins and outs of your circumstances and your loved one’s situation and make sure that this is the best way forward.
Fortunately, there are a number of benefits that many people have been able to enjoy by setting up guardianship. For children, guardianship can help protect their rights and this option can also protect the elderly from those who wish to scam them or take advantage of them financially. In fact, guardianship can even help ensure safety, in some instances. For example, someone who is not capable of caring for themselves due to a physical or mental injury or an age-related condition may be less likely to injure themselves in a slip-and-fall incident around the house.
Whether you are considering guardianship for a young child, a young adult or an older adult, this may be a highly advantageous decision. However, it is crucial to carefully explore your options and move forward appropriately if you do decide to establish guardianship and our page on this topic provides a closer look at related topics.