Connecticut allows for someone to make financial and medical decisions on behalf of a loved one who has been deemed by the Probate Court to have an intellectual disability. Guardianships can be necessary to ensuring that loved ones are cared for and, importantly, that they are not taken advantage of. Such an arrangement will only be granted if an adequate showing is made to the Probate Court. It is crucial that you retain an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters so that your case is handled properly. Our Hartford lawyers have over seventy-five years of combined legal experience and our office is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also assist those in Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, and elsewhere in Connecticut.
Hartford attorneys assisting with the designation of adult guardianships
Connecticut will grant an adult guardianship when it is shown that one has an “intellectual disability.” Such guardianships can grant the guardian authority over the individual’s financial affairs and medical decisions. The extent to which the Court grants authority to a guardian will depend on the specifics of the circumstances; it is the Court’s goal to make a guardianship as unrestrictive as possible. The Court will grant such an arrangement if it is shown that a person cannot make informed and rational decisions regarding their physical health, safety, or financial position.
The first step in obtaining a Guardianship is to file an Application with the Probate Court. The Application must show proof of the subject’s inability to meet their own needs and adequate notice must be given to the subject party. The Court will hold a hearing on the matter and decide whether the guardianship should be granted and the duration of any such arrangement. It is important to understand that Connecticut’s standards for granting authority over another are higher than those of many other states (most states do not require a showing of “intellectual disability”). It is important that you retain a lawyer to assist you with meeting this high standard.
Our Hartford attorneys will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to help you understand your chances for obtaining a guardianship. We will quickly file your Application with the Court and will include all available medical evidence which supports your position. We will be clear to the Court as to the level of authority which you are requesting and we will then attend the hearing. Our counsel will make sure that your position is presented to the Court in a proper fashion and that everyone’s interests are fully protected. We understand the gravity of your situation and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
Hartford lawyers providing quality service to those requesting an adult guardianship
If you are filing for an adult guardianship then you already face a stressful situation. It is important that you retain an attorney who provides the highest level of service. Our Hartford lawyers strive to do so. They promptly respond to emails, they quickly return phone calls, and they make sure that your questions are answered as soon as possible. We are honored to serve our community and we work to earn this privilege.
Our lawyers also service the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, West and East Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.