How Can An Estate Plan Prevent Guardianship Proceeding?


Speaker 1:If you have the proper advance directives, and by that, I mean, a durable power of attorney for your property and finances, and a healthcare directive for your personal and medical needs, you generally are not going to need a guardianship, unless there's a problem with your agent not exercising their powers properly.
If you don't have those documents, a guardianship proceeding must be filed in order to have access to your property to properly administer it, and to make decisions for your healthcare.