A legal guardianship in Indiana is used to appoint a guardian to provide for the care of a minor child or an adult unable to manage their personal affairs. The person under guardianship is called a ward or protected person. The guardian is appointed by court order and is always accountable to the court regarding the proper handling of the ward’s personal affairs and assets.
Guardianship is an important aspect of caring for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves.
Planning and preparing for the care of aging loved ones is a complex matter. There are options available, based upon your particular circumstances, that can help your loved one get the nursing home care they need while still preserving family assets. Medicaid laws are continuously changing, but the one constant is that the sooner you plan, the more options you’ll have available.
Schedule a consultation to go over your guardianship options: