Amy E. Orlando is an attorney with the Law Offices of Amy E. Orlando, LLC, where she... more
Amy E. Orlando is an attorney with the Law Offices of Amy E. Orlando, LLC, where she practices in the areas of elder law, special needs, estate planning, estate administration and taxation. She is also an Accredited Attorney and Federal Fiduciary with the Veteran’s Administration. Amy is on the Board for Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of Connecticut. Amy is licensed to prac... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.