Guardianship / Conservatorship


Strongsville Guardianship Lawyer Peter A. Russell, Esq.

When our loved ones are unable to care for themselves, it is up to us to make sure they receive the care and support they need. Aging relatives, minors, and the physically or mentally unwell often rely on family to manage their healthcare, living, and financial affairs. Strongsville guardianship lawyer Peter A. Russell knows how to give you the tools you need to look after your loved one.

What Is a Guardianship?

A guardianship is a legal relationship between a guardian and a ward. A guardian is appointed by an Ohio court to be responsible for providing for the physical well-being and/or the financial affairs of a ward. A ward is an incapacitated adult or a minor who cannot meet their own needs, care for their physical health, or manage their financial affairs.

What Does a Strongsville Guardianship Lawyer Do?

Ohio law sets forth a process for the appointment of a guardian. Your guardianship lawyer’s first task is to help you establish a guardianship. This includes completing and filing an Application for Appointment of Guardian, establishing before the court that a guardianship is appropriate, and performing all necessary actions so that you are granted the authority to help your loved one.

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Guardianship of Seniors

Choosing to establish guardianship of a senior family member can be a difficult decision. It is quite natural to experience strong emotions when faced with such a choice. Having a knowledgeable and compassionate advisor to guide you through the process can ease the tremendous burden.

In addition to establishing a guardianship, attorney Peter A. Russell, Esq., works hard to give you the confidence to know that you are making the right decision. This includes investigating and identifying sources of Medicaid or other benefits available, and the creation and administration of trusts when appropriate.

As your guardianship lawyer, Peter A. Russell, Esq., can help you give your loved one the best life possible.

Guardianship of Minors

Guardianship of a minor may be necessary when a child or teenager’s natural guardian is no longer able to provide for them. Ohio law allows an adult to be appointed guardian of a minor ward to oversee the protection and well-being of the ward until he or she reaches the age of majority (eighteen years old, or twenty-one years old if mentally or physically handicapped).

Attorney Peter A. Russell, Esq., has extensive experience establishing guardianships of minors. Working with caring guardians, he is dedicated to ensuring that children and teenagers receive the care and support they need.

Guardianship of Incapacitated Adults

Whether due to physically injury, mental disability, or addiction, non-senior adults may become incapacitated. Ohio law allows concerned parties to establish guardianships in all appropriate cases based on the needs of the ward.

A trusted Cleveland guardianship lawyer can help you analyze whether someone in your life may be in need of a guardian. If that person may be in need of special care, your attorney can help you apply to the court for a determination.

Guardianship Lawyer in Cuyahoga County, Medina, and Strongsville

If you need to establish guardianship of a loved one, you need the advice and assistance of experienced counsel. Call attorney Peter A. Russell, Esq. now.