adult guardianship

Guardianship is a legal process a family uses to help a loved one who has a mental health disorder. We often associate guardianship with an elderly person who has dementia or Alzheimer and no longer has the capacity to make decisions. This incapacity can also present itself in a younger individual over the age of eighteen (18) years of age who has a mental health disorder and substance abuse. Mental health disorders that can interfere with the ability to make decisions including bipolar, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders, dementia, alzheimers, traumatic brain injury, long term substance abuse, and PTSD. Call the Law Office of Audra Simovitch today to discuss how we can help your loved one get into treatment, stay in treatment, become medication complaint and a functioning person in society again.