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Guardianship

Guarding Your Best Interests

A guardian is a person appointed by the Court to make major life decisions for an individual that the Court has deemed to be incapacitated. “Incapacitated person” means an adult whose ability to receive and evaluate information effectively and communicate decisions in any way is impaired to such a significant extent that he is partially or totally unable to manage his financial resources or to meet essential requirements for his physical health and safety. (Pennsylvania General Assembly, Title 20, § 5501)

Once a guardian is appointed for an incapacitated person, the guardian has certain duties and obligations, including acting in the best interests of the incapacitated person. To ensure that the guardian is acting in the best interests of the individual, a guardian is required to abide by strict accounting laws imposed by the Commonwealth.

Whether you would like to petition the court to have a guardian appointed, or whether you have been appointed as a guardian and are seeking counsel through the process, our offices are here to serve you.

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Our experienced attorneys can help ensure that your affairs are in order. No matter how complicated or simple your needs are, we can provide you peace of mind with a plan that is right for you.

Representing Central PA for More than 60 years

Martson Law Offices has been serving clients in Central Pennsylvania for more than six decades. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you’d find at a big-city law firm, but we also have deep roots in the community and understands the legal issues facing our clients locally.

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