An effective way to avoid guardianship is through the drafting of Health Care Power of Attorney and General and Durable Power of Attorney documents. If you have a health care situation that renders you incapacitated, once the hospital stabilizes you, it is looking to move you somewhere for rehabilitation. The health care environment in Wisconsin typically requires a Health Care Power of Attorney to have to have previously been executed by the incapacitated individual.  A Health Care Power of Attorney authorizing someone to act on their behalf in such health care emergencies will effectively avoid the need for guardianship in the court system.

The guardianship process should be avoided if you are able to do so. A proper drafting of a Health Care Power of Attorney can avoid the need for a Guardianship of the Person.  The Pruitt Law Office can help with your Power of Attorney needs to avoid guardianships.