No matter what age old or young everybody can be affected by guardianship law – be it as a ward a family member as a representative or, as a guardian appointed by the court.
Guardianship law deals with all questions concerning the legal representation of adults who are- as a result of disability or illness, for instance a mental illness or dementia- incapable of (fully) managing their own affairs.
When legal guardianship becomes necessary, those involved often have a host of questions: Has the person concerned issued a written warrant or made an advance directive? What type of questions needs to be approved by the guardianship court? What rights and duties does the legal guardian have? How can I contest a decision made by the guardianship court? What types of decisions may be made when a person is dying?
If you are a legal guardian or an appointed representative we consult and represent you with regards to your rights and duties as well as when dealing with third parties. Furthermore, we help relatives manage potential conflicts with legal guardians.
As a law firm, we are able to rely on our long-standing experience representing wards and their relatives in legal proceedings concerning the appointment of a legal guardian or complaints against such an appointment.
Moreover, we draw up advance directives or a power of attorney, so-called "Vorsorgevollmachten" (written warrants that preclude the appointment of a legal guardian) .
Solicitor Gabriela Lünsmann is our expert on guardianship law. She represents wards and their relatives in proceedings before the guardianship court ("Betreuungsgericht") issues "Vorsorgevollmachten" and advance directives, as well as consults clients who are dealing with disputes over warrants, also in succession cases.
Solicitor Dr. Oliver Tolmein is our expert on guardianship matters involving specific medical law.