Since guardianships can apply to minor children as well as adults, a court can be called upon to consider the medical, educational, health care and daily necessities of life that a young person will need, and how they will be secured.
For expert legal leadership that benefits your family when a guardianship of children or adults issue arises, our skilled Lancaster lawyers at May, Metzger & Zimmerman, L.L.P., can help.
Our skilled attorneys have faithfully, successfully served the people of our region for more than 80 years. During that time, we have become well known for our diligence, attention to detail and keen client focus in all family law matters.
A guardianship is intended to protect the legal and financial interests of people who, for whatever reason, are incapable of managing their own affairs. The power to make legal decisions for a person will have a significant impact on their lives, so a legal guardian must be court-appointed by a judge.
The May, Metzger & Zimmerman law firm is available to help you during every phase of the legal guardianship process — from preparation of documentation to the petition of a court for guardianship, and presentation of evidence and testimony that explain reasons why the person requires these protections.
If you are seeking to establish a temporary or standby guardianship for a minor child in southeastern Pennsylvania, please contact us to secure your initial consultation. Call locally or toll free, or e-mail us. An evening appointment is available on request.
May, Metzger & Zimmerman, L.L.P. — Generations of Legal Excellence
A biological parent, custodian or a court-ordered legal guardian may designate a person as either a temporary or a permanent guardian of a minor child. The guardianship allows the guardian to assume duties of a natural parent or legal guardian of the child such as:
- Medical and emergency medical attention
- School enrollment
- Application for financial support
- Psychological attention
- Vacation and travel planning
- Welfare of the child
As a legal guardian, you have the responsibility to direct the affairs of your ward, including making medical decisions on his or her behalf, paying bills and investing money. Our extensive experience in estate planning helps us assist you in arranging fiduciary responsibility to act as trustees of an estate, for the future financial protection of your ward.
Our experienced May, Metzger & Zimmerman lawyers have been assisting clients with a broad range of legal needs since 1929. We are proud to offer our clients a high level of knowledge and competence at a value that larger, city firms cannot afford to provide.
Your Initial Consultation
Contact us today and schedule a consultation to learn how we can help your family protect an incapacitated or disabled loved one. To consult with Lancaster County attorneys for guardianship of a minor, call toll free: 877-692-7081.