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Choosing Between a Power of Attorney or a Guardianship

Do you have an older parent or elder relative who needs help making medical decisions or managing their estate? Are you trying to determine if you need to get a power of attorney or a guardianship for a loved one in your life?

If your loved one is still able to care for themselves and just wants you to make decisions on their behalf, they likely won’t be eligible for a guardianship. Instead, they can sign a power of attorney that will give you the authority to make financial and medical decisions.

However, if your loved one is no longer competent and can’t adequately care for themselves or plan for the future, you can petition for guardianship. This will require you to go to court and prove that your loved one doesn’t have the physical or mental capacity to make responsible decisions regarding their health or estate.

Speak to Our Guardianship Lawyers Today

At Nichols Dixon PLLC, our team of skilled lawyers is committed to helping clients petition for guardianship of their loved ones. If you need help proving your loved one needs a legal guardian to oversee their estate and health care matters, you should immediately get in touch with us to discuss the details of your case. We have years of experience handling these types of cases, and we are prepared to use our extensive resources to represent your best interests.

Give us a call today at (405) 294-1511 to request your consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.