Appointing a Guardian for a Disabled Adult
If you have a disabled child, you have the challenging task of creating a plan to ensure he or she is comfortable even after your passing. One of the most important tasks is to appoint a guardian for your child’s medical care and financial matters. An estate attorney can help you think through all the likely scenarios and create a comprehensive plan for the life of your disabled child.
You can select different people to keep watch over your child’s financial and medical matters. A “guardian of person” is responsible for medical care, placement, and the coordination of social services.
A “guardian of estate” makes all the financial decisions but remains unconcerned about placement or care. The person given full authority to make care or financial decisions is frequently referred to as the plenary guardian.
You and your lawyer can also craft a will that will allow for a limited guardianship — allowing the guardian the right to make decisions within a limited scope of care concerns or financial concerns.
Your disabled child is likely to live long after your passing.
Creating a fully comprehensive estate plan with an estate lawyer will ensure that your child is comfortable for his or her entire life.