Fairfax Special Needs Attorney: 3 Considerations When Choosing a Standby Legal Guardian for Your Adult Child with Special Needs

by Fairfax Special Needs Attorney Sheri Abrams Choosing a standby or successor legal guardian who can make decisions for your adult child with disabilities if you are unexpectedly incapacitated or pass away can be a daunting and difficult challenge. There are many things to take into account such as the potential guardian’s ability to assist your child if you can’t be there for him or her.  When choosing a standby legal guardian for your adult child, you should also consider the following: 1) Is your child familiar with the potential guardian? It is usually important that your adult child with special needs is comfortable with the standby legal guardian you are about to choose for them. If you are selecting a guardian that lives far away, you may want to consider ways to begin cultivating a relationship between your adult child and the potential guardian before its needed. 2) Is your potential guardian prepared to make decisions for your child? There are many…

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