West Chester, PA 19380
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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
Working in many areas of law Ryan focused his efforts on family law. He prides himself on holding himself to a high standard of ethics and morals.
Bringing many years of experience and knowledge representing our clients in domestic violence and protection from abuse matters.
Albert M. Iacocca is an attorney with extensive knowledge of complex legal matters and has more then 10 years experience.
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If a person over the age of 18 is unable to care for himself or herself, it may be necessary for family members to have a Pennsylvania court appoint a legal guardian. Any person with a vested interest in the well-being of the incapacitated person can seek being appointed as guardian.
Guardians are often sought in cases of mentally or physically disabled adults, the elderly, or people suffering from certain illnesses. In order to successfully be named a person’s legal guardian, you will have to demonstrate to the court that no other alternative exists.
If you are attempting to become the legal guardian of a family member or some other loved one, you will want to work with an experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney. Ciccarelli Law Offices assists clients with legal estate matters all over Chester County, including Phoenixville, West Chester, Easttown, Coatesville, West Goshen, Downingtown, West Caln, and Kennett Square.
Our firm understands the application requirements and filing procedures involved in these cases, and we can work to expedite cases in emergency situations. Let us review your case by calling (877) 529-2422 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
In these types of cases, the person who the court has determined lacks the mental or physical ability to take care of himself or herself is referred to as the “ward.” The guardian is the person who the court approves to handle personal matters for the ward. Specific types of guardianship include:
A limited guardian only has powers that are specifically set forth in the decree of the court. The powers of a plenary guardian, however, may include the authority to:
Under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 20 Chapter 55 § 5511, the petition of a prospective guardian needs to include the following information:
Many people ask whether they need to appoint a guardian or craft a power of attorney. These are very different legal documents, with some of the key difference being:
Whether you are seeking to become the temporary or permanent guardian for a loved one, a knowledgeable Pennsylvania family law attorney can help you navigate through the complexities of these cases. Ciccarelli Law Offices represents residents all over Chester County as well as Lancaster County, Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, and Delaware County.
Our firm can answer all of your estate planning questions and we will work to ensure that you get the legal authority you are seeking. Call (877) 529-2422 today to have us review your case during a free consultation.