Pittsburgh PA Guardianship Lawyer – Attorney Greg Artim
In Pennsylvania guardianship proceedings, a judge appoints someone who will have the power to make decisions for a person who has become unable to do so themselves. This process requires that the individual be declared incapacitated. Incapacitated adults are defined as those whose ability to receive and evaluate information effectively and communicate decisions in any way impaired to such a significant extent that they are partially or totally unable to meet their financial responsibilities or to meet essential requirements for health and safety.
In making a decision, the court must consider expert testimony on the person’s condition and abilities to make and communicate decisions. A layperson’s opinion or a physician’s written report as to incapacity will not suffice as enough evidence to establish an incapacity. The process of establishing a guardianship is by no means a simple process, it involves a few court appearances and typically requires the services of an experienced attorney.
Establishing a Guardianship is a difficult process, let our office help guide the way. Call Attorney Artim at (412) 823-8003 to schedule an appointment or to discuss any question that you may have regarding Guardianships, Wills or Estates. If you prefer, send an email to Attorney Greg Artim