Thursday, August 20, 2015

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Meg has been managing Wes’s money as his guardian for three years, ever since his mountain climbing accident left him unable to do it himself. For the past two years, Wes has undergone extensive therapy and has shown small steps of improvement in his condition.

In fact, Meg is beginning to think he is really coming back to be more like the father she knew before the accident.  She knows he’s becoming more responsible and less confused.

She has been working with his doctors and therapists throughout the three years, and they now agree that perhaps it’s now time to turn over some control back to Wes.  

It isn’t so easy as Meg just deciding that and “quitting” as guardian, but the law is designed to allow the ending of guardianships just as soon as it would be in the best interests of the ward to do so.

Of course, the court will insist on supervising the end of the guardianship and will require documentation all around from Meg.  We will discuss some of those requirements next week.

Guardianship is not simple, but is sometimes necessary and is designed to protect the incapacitated person. 

For advice to avoid the need for guardianship or to deal with a situation that might later call for a guardianship, call our office at (815) 436-1996 for an appointment.

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