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Use A Guardianship To Provide For a Loved One’s Care

One of the purposes of estate planning is to make a thorough plan for your assets and other matters in order to avoid confusion and disagreements in the future. But if you are actively responsible for ongoing decision-making and care over a complex estate or a dependent person such as a child or an adult with special needs, it’s simply not possible to anticipate their needs in advance and address them in a will. In this case, the appropriate estate planning tool is a guardianship.

At Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C., we will help you identify and address all of your estate planning needs, including guardianships. We will help you understand the legal context around these decisions so that you fully understand your options and can make decisions with confidence.

Guardianship Guidance From Start To Finish

A legal guardian has the same rights and responsibilities as a parent when they are responsible for children, so it’s important to choose someone you trust deeply – this might be a family member, a friend or someone else who has the skills necessary to care for a young person. Similar issues arise when selecting a guardian for elderly or disabled adults with special needs.

Once selected, a guardian will be named in your will. We will walk you through this process from start to finish – from generating a list of potential guardians, to thinking of the kinds of conversation you should have with candidates while making a selection, and finally how to formally record your decision in legal documents.

Contact Our Office To Schedule An Initial Consultation

To learn more about the attorneys at Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C. can help you establish a guardianship and navigate the estate planning process, schedule a consultation at our firm. Just call 435-215-4960 or contact us online.

With office locations in St. George, Cedar City and Kanab, we assist clients throughout Utah. We also have attorneys licensed in Nevada.