Thanks to changes in Ohio law, there is now a clear procedure for wards and family members of wards seeking court intervention when a guardian isn’t meeting the requirements of his job. Every county probate court is required to have procedures in place to evaluate guardian complaints and if the complaints merit it, set the same for hearing. The court may also schedule the relevant parties for mediation. In more extreme cases, an action may be needed to remove the guardian.
To find out more about a guardian’s responsibilities, the wards rights and the options available to wards … Read the rest
Ideally, a person should execute a durable financial power of attorney and a health care power of attorney, and possible a living will as well, while the person is still competent, appointing an individual to make decisions on his behalf in financial and health care matters once the person is no longer able to do so. However, if a person does not execute financial and health care powers of attorney and becomes mentally impaired and unable to take proper care of himself or his property, then a guardianship becomes necessary. Mental impairment can be the result of mental retardation/developmental… Read the rest