New Bern Lawyer Helping With Guardianships
Creating a guardianship for a loved one who can no longer manage his or her affairs can be a delicate process. An experienced lawyer can navigate the legal processes to ensure your loved one receives the care he or she needs. Further, a lawyer is often the best person to serve as a legal guardian. Based in New Bern, Quay & Associates, P.A., provides the full range of guardianship services to people in Craven County and beyond.
Providing Comprehensive Guardianship Representation
Under North Carolina law, an incompetent person may be appointed a guardian of the estate, a guardian of the person, or a general guardian. As public administrator for Craven County, our New Bern guardianship attorney has experience serving in both of these situations. Primarily serving as a guardian of the estate, we manage the financial affairs of people who are unable to do so. Further, our firm is able to assist in devising ways to help the individual qualify for Medicaid benefits.
Under the direction of founding attorney Cindi Quay, our lawyers can also serve in the capacity of Craven County guardian ad litem, or as guardian for people who have been declared incompetent by the court and have no family members who are capable or willing to act.
Our law firm’s wide-ranging experience in these matters makes us a sound choice to represent your interests. Our lawyers also represent clients in incompetency proceedings, in which the court decides whether a person is legally incompetent. Under North Carolina law, a physician’s review and documentation are crucial in determining an individual’s competency.