Our Guardianship and Conservatorship Attorney Makes Sure Your Loved Ones are Provided For
Caring for an incapacitated adult
We offer comprehensive assistance in the establishment of guardianships and conservatorships for individuals who have become incapacitated due to strokes, dementia or mental illness. We work diligently to secure your appointment as guardian or conservator so you will have authority to pay bills and make financial and/or medical decisions on behalf of a loved one who is no longer able to handle his or her affairs.
District of Columbia trust and estate lawyers help you protect your children
When devising your estate plan, the care of your children is likely your foremost concern. The attorneys at Law Offices of Barbara Miller can provide you with sound advice and professional assistance with crucial decisions about the financial support, protection and guardianship of your children.
Choosing a guardian for your child
It is appropriate to select and name a guardian who will raise your children according to your parental philosophies. You should be aware that sometimes the court may reject a guardian who it finds is unwilling or unable to care for your child. Our attorneys, therefore, suggest that you name an alternative guardian who can step into the role if your primary guardian choice is unavailable or rejected by the court. Our attorneys also recommend that you thoroughly discuss your decision with your chosen guardian to make sure the guardian is willing and prepared to accept the full responsibility of caring for your child as you wish.
Importance of a making a will
Having named a guardian for your children is especially important if you are a single parent or in case both parents die at the same time. If you have not named a guardian for your children, the court appoints the guardian for your children — and may make a very different decision about that than you would have. Assert your right to make such parenting decisions and have them enforced by drafting a will — and updating it if the guardian you have designated dies or becomes incapacitated.
Contact our thorough estate planning lawyers
Law Offices of Barbara Miller serves clients throughout District of Columbia. Call us at 202-750-2610 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Washington office.