Many Americans have no legal documents at all. There is a large number who have documents, but not the right documents. If this is true for you, & you or your loved one can no longer make important decisions or sign documents, you are relegated to go to court to obtain the authority to act.
You are far better off to have the right planning documents that allow you to avoid the time & expense of going to court. But if it is too late for that, we can help by having you appointed as guardian.
We go to court to get you the authority you need to make medical or financial decisions for a loved one. We frequently seek permission and obtain orders allowing gifts from one spouse to the other, generally for asset protection or government assistance purposes.
Summary: Guardianships are an important tool for making sure that decisions can be made & your spouse is not impoverished by your lack of planning.