Adult Guardianships: Assisting With Welfare and Asset Management

Every person in the state of Connecticut who is 18 years of age or older is considered to be an adult and is legally capable of directing his own personal and financial affairs. Persons with intellectual disability, however, may be totally or partially unable to meet essential requirements for their physical health or safety or unable to make informed decisions about matters related to their care.

In such cases, the probate court is authorized to appoint a guardian to supervise all aspects or certain aspects of the care of an adult with intellectual disability. Since 1976, the Baker Law Firm, P.C., has been recognized throughout the Danbury area for providing high-quality, effective estate planning services and probate court representation, including adult guardianship proceedings. Call us at 203-885-1344 to learn more during a confidential consultation.

If a parent or guardian anticipates that a minor child will require a guardian upon attaining the age of 18, the parent or guardian may file an application for guardianship up to 180 days before his or her 18th birthday.

Our attorneys can also represent you in a contested guardianship proceeding if someone is trying to block or change a guardian appointment.

Our experience and reputation for excellence in the area of estate planning, administration and probate law often make the difference. The lawyers at the Baker Law Firm, P.C., can help you with any adult guardianship issues that you encounter as they arise. To get started today, please contact our Danbury law firm.