Guardianships are necessary when a loved one can no longer manage their own affairs, and they have not executed a Durable Power of Attorney or a Healthcare Power of Attorney. Guardianships are both time consuming and costly, requiring psychological evaluations, court hearings and investigations, annual training and annual reporting to the local probate court. Having a properly executed Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney can avoid the need for a Guardianship.


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To schedule a consultation here in Northeast Ohio with attorney Kyle Smith, please dial 440-576-9155 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our Jefferson office is conveniently located right across the street from the Ashtabula County Courthouse.