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Are There Different Levels of Guardianship in Wisconsin?

April 29, 2024

There are four main types of guardianship for minors in Wisconsin: emergency, temporary, limited, and full guardianship.

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Does Guardianship Override Parental Rights in Wisconsin?

February 12, 2024

Generally, the parent’s rights are suspended, but not terminated, while the child is under the temporary care of an appointed guardian.

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How Does Guardianship Work in Wisconsin?

December 22, 2022

When a loved one ages or is unable to make their own decisions, you may need to take over guardianship. Most people think of guardianship as it relates to children, but older individuals may also need assistance in the form of a guardian.

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Creating an Estate Plan with Special Needs Children

December 5, 2022

An estate plan is essential for everyone, but it is particularly critical in the case of those with special needs children.

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Can I Get Guardianship of a Child Without Going to Court?

September 26, 2022

It is critical to assign a guardian for your minor children in case something unexpected happens. Parents typically provide guardianship as part of their will and estate plan. However, there may be times when a faster and more efficient method of assigning guardianship may be needed.

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Keeping the Golden Years Golden: Guardianship

October 16, 2020

During this 60 minute recording, learn more about guardianship, including an overview of what a guardianship is, types of guardianship, the process of appointing a guardian, frequently asked questions, and more.

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Does My Parent Need a Guardian?

September 6, 2020

Your parents took care of you throughout your childhood and into adulthood. Now, it might be time to take care of your parents in return. A guardian is a person who has the legal ability to handle someone’s finances and other decisions and obligations. At some point, it might be best to seek guardianship over […]

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What Does it Mean to Have Guardianship Over a Parent?

September 1, 2020

Parents take care of their children for the first 18 years of life, and sometimes long afterward. When your parents reach old age, you may need to take over their care and the tasks associated with their daily lives. Guardianship over a parent is also called conservatorship. It is a legal option that gives you […]

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What is Guardianship and Why is it Needed?

May 3, 2020

As a parent, you know that you want to ensure the proper care of your child even if you are unable to provide it yourself. As an adult, you need to make sure that your parents have someone who can make important decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so. A guardian […]

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How can I Appoint a Guardian for My Children if I Die?

April 10, 2020

Nobody likes to think about their own mortality, but we all know that death is inevitable. Parents especially need to be concerned about what will happen to their children if they were to suffer an untimely death. While you may make requests for how to handle your assets and belongings with a will, you must […]

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