An incapacitated adult refers to someone who is clinically diagnosed with a medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible for them to make decisions regarding their health, safety, or how they care for themselves in other regards. This can be due to Alzheimer’s or dementia, a developmental disability, mental health condition, brain injury, or some other type of impairment. When someone needs a guardian, the Massachusetts court will declare a trusted individual as guardian. This gives that person the ability to make personal decisions for the incapacitated adult.
SOME OF THE GUARDIANSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES AND DECISIONS CAN INCLUDE:
- Where someone will live
- Medical treatments, medications, and doctor appointments for the adult
- Insurance and issues with benefits
- Paying expenses of the incapacitated adult with use of funds supplied to do so
GUARDIANSHIP FILING PROCESS
The quest for and process of filing for guardianship can be complicated and can also be an emotional journey for families or friends of an incapacitated adult. You need a legal advocate who understands and who can exhibit compassion towards you and the incapacitated adult involved. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help you navigate the complexities, prepare for any challenges, and will help you understand what all may be expected by taking on the role of guardianship. Our attorneys will give your situation the time needed to pursue the best options. We will also be there as a source of ongoing legal support as new obstacles or challenges arise. The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. (339) 298-2300.