Sometimes as a loved one ages or faces a progressing illness, they may be unable to fully care for themselves or make important legal decisions. Guardianship in Ohio for elderly individuals helps families provide the protection and support these unique circumstances call for.
What is guardianship exactly?
Guardianship is the process where a court allows one person (a guardian) to control the personal decisions and/or the money of another person (the ward). When an aging parent suffers from mental and/or physical decline, they may lose the ability to properly care for themselves and make important decisions. Guardianship enables a loved one to legally make medical and financial decisions for the ward. Ultimately, when a person cannot make decisions about where to live or how to handle money, a guardianship will protect them from those who may seek to take advantage of their vulnerable situation.Read more