Guardianships

Harrisburg Guardianship Attorneys

A guardian is a person who is legally appointed to make decisions on behalf of a minor child or an adult who is incapacitated. At Purcell, Krug & Haller, our Harrisburg guardianship lawyers can help you name a guardian as part of a comprehensive estate plan or petition the court to name a guardian when there is no plan in place. In either case, we will work closely with you to determine your goals and objectives and will work tirelessly to help you meet them.

If you wish to name a guardian for a child or a vulnerable loved one, we can help. Contact us online or call our Harrisburg office at 717-260-3485, or call our Hershey office at 717-533-3836. We provide free initial consultations.

Protect Your Loved Ones and Their Assets

An adult may be incapacitated, or incompetent, due to illness, declining mental capability due to aging, or because of physical or mental disability. In these cases, it is necessary to have a person who can make legal decisions on their behalf concerning finances and medical care. Our guardianship lawyers can petition the court in Harrisburg or Hershey to have a guardian named to ensure that an adult with special needs is well cared for. There are certain duties that a guardian must follow and we can ensure that those duties are carried out properly.

Guardians for Children

A guardian may also be appointed for minor children whose parents are either dead or are incapable of caring for the child for another reason. However, this may not always be the best option and a better solution may be found in the area of family law. The attorneys at Purcell, Krug & Haller can let you know whether filing for child custody would better suit the child's needs and interests.

Avoiding the Guardianship Process

Seeking to have a guardian appointed can sometimes be a contentious affair. This process can be avoided through proper estate planning. The drafting of a sound will or a powers of attorney document allows you to name a guardian of your choosing in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We can let you know more about the importance of a comprehensive estate plan.

Call for a Free Consultation With a Hershey Incapacitated Adults Lawyer

We can help you ensure that children or vulnerable adults get the care and attention they need. Contact our firm online or call our Harrisburg office at 717-260-3485, or call our Hershey office at 717-533-3836. We provide free initial consultations.