Raleigh, NC asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: Is it necessary to have legal representation if I am in the process of becoming my fathers legal Gaurdian?

My father currently has a court appointed Gaurdian. I am currently in the process of becoming successor Gaurdian. The court hearing date is set. I am just wanting to know if legal representation is necessary.

Also, the hearing is via Zoom.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Legal representation is not required. But there are significant legal and fiduciary responsibilities of being a guardian, reports that must be filed with the court, etc. You should retain a local probate attorney who handles guardianships to represent you at the hearing and to provide continuing advice regarding your ongoing legal obligations as guardian, otherwise you could face civil or criminal legal proceedings.

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