Ruth A. Spalter

Attorney at Law

What, exactly is a guardianship?


What are the requirements for a guardian under the law?


What is a Guardian ad Litem?


Guardianship can involve the care of children or adults.  It is a legal relationship where a person is authorized by the court to provide care for minor children or adults who are unable to care for themselves.  For adults, this could involve helping loved ones with financial, legal or personal matters when age, mental incapacity, or some other circumstance requires  intervention.


A Guardian ad Litem is court appointed to represent the best interests of a child or an Alleged Incapacitated Person (AIP). The judge, however, is the ultimate decision maker concerning the best interests of the child or AIP.


Serving as a guardian can be complicated and stressful.  I can help you understand the issues involved so you can make the decisions required to administer the best possible care for your loved one.


Contact my office for a confidential consultation.