Guardianship Attorney In St. Paul

Guardianships exist with the goal of making sure that you or your loved one is taken care of in regards to their health and personal needs. Appointing a Guardian or even managing a guardianship can be stressful and could take a lot of time and effort. Our legal team is available to help you navigate this process and also help with appointing a Guardian if you need to. 

If you need help with your guardianship matter, then our legal team is ready to help. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who is easily accessible, patient, tech savvy and efficient so that you can save on attorney costs. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.

Nominating A Guardian In Minnesota

When nominating a Guardian, the court system will be the ultimate decision maker. The factors that the court will take into account can vary by case, but at the end of the day, the court has the goal of determining what is in the best interests of the individual in question. Some of the factors that a court in Minnesota may consider when determining a Guardian are:

  • The wishes of the person that is in need of a Guardian.
  • The interests of the Guardian that is being proposed.
  • What the relationship is between the proposed Guardian and the person in need.
  • If the person that is being proposed as a Guardian can pass a background check.
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What Is The Responsibility Of A Guardian?

Once a Guardian has been appointed, their responsibility is to assure that the provisions have been made for the person’s care and comfort. This would include their daily meals, healthcare and social requirements. Although the Guardian can provide consent on medical needs, they cannot give consent on medical needs that would violate the person’s religious or moral beliefs. 

In Minnesota, there is a requirement that the Guardian files a report of the person’s well being to the court on an annual basis. The court can also request an update or report at any point where the Guardian will need to abide by that request. The report provided to the court must contain information on the person’s current health (mental & physical), social conditions, living arrangements, educational, vocational and other services that have been provided to the person. It is also important that the Guardian provides a recommendation of what is needed to continue the guardianship.

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At the Law Office of Clarence Patterson III, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced attorney who is easily accessible, patient, tech savvy and efficient so that you can save on attorney costs.

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Ramsey County, Washington County, Hennepin County, Dakota County and other areas around Minnesota. If you are in need of an experienced estate planning attorney in Minnesota, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The Law Offices of Clarence Patterson III's legal team is licensed to practice law in Minnesota. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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