For several years now, Attorney Stephen Kosa been serving clients in need in Hudson, River Falls, and surrounding communities in Western Wisconsin and Minnesota. They have the dedication and experience to ensure that the necessary pleadings are filed with the appropriate court, and that the correct procedures are followed.
What is a Guardianship?
A guardianship is a legal proceeding in which the court appoints a person or institution to manage the assets and/or personal affairs of a child, mentally disabled person, or vulnerable adult. Once appointed, a guardian has a duty to file an annual reporting concerning the assets and condition of the person entrusted to their care, and the court must oversee these reports and the guardian’s actions.
Guardianship can be one of the most difficult, humiliating, expensive, and time consuming legal affairs of someone’s life. However, when guardianship is properly used, it may serve as a good way to provide continuing management to a person who needs assistance. Furthermore, involving the court system often adds protection for everyone involved.
Alternatives to Guardianship
Attorney Stephen Kosa is also able to advise you of various planning alternatives that may be available in order to avoid a future guardianship for you or your loved ones in the event of a life changing event. These preventative measures may include a professionally drafted Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Power of Attorney, and a Living Will.