Whether your loved one needs assistance with handling their personal decisions or property decisions, our firm can walk alongside you in the process to ensure that your loved one will be protected.
If your loved one is under the age of 18, Virginia law allows a proceeding to begin no earlier than six months prior to a respondent's eighteenth birthday.
Virginia has also adopted the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, which begins at § 64.2-2100 of the Virginia Code. This Act has been enacted in the majority of the fifty states and provides guidance on resolving any jurisdictional conflicts that may arise, allows for a smoother transfer process if the protected and/or incapacitated person changes their state of residence, and enables the guardian and/or conservator to properly register the existing order(s) with the new state of residence in the proper local court.
Karen Carnegie has acted in the role of Guardian ad litem on behalf of respondents and serves as counsel on behalf of petitioners.
Call our office today to see how we can work to help your loved one.