If you are preparing your estate plan in Ohio, you may want to consider creating a guardianship. This legal process can be beneficial in a number of ways. We at Kroener Hale Law Firm can help you with this and any other questions you may have as we work together to plan for the future.
Guardianship.org states that the process allows you to name a representative to make important decisions for you if you become incapable of doing so yourself. While this can be enacted near the end of your life, it can also be applicable during other times. If you suffer an injury or illness that leaves you unable to make reasonable choices, your guardian can make these for you.
One important aspect of a guardianship is that it can also kick in to prevent you from being unduly influenced. Sometimes, you may be under severe mental or emotional strain and susceptible to fraudulent influence by those who do not have your best interests at heart. Having a guardianship ensures that you will be protected in these situations and prevent any poor decisions.
It is very important to choose a trustworthy guardian because that person will be in charge of making important decisions for you. If you are nearing the end of your life, your guardian can determine what care you will receive and where and when you should receive it. For more information on a guardianship and how it can affect you and your estate plan, please visit our web page.