Disabled, Elderly, or Children
Guardianships are available for any person who needs to be protected and fits the parameters of the statute. This may include disabled adults or elderly persons who are unable to adequately manage their affairs. Guardianships are also frequently used for the placement of children.
Guardianships are not necessarily permanent in nature, but may require a showing to the court at a later date that the guardianship is no longer necessary if a party is seeking to have it dissolved. Ask Laughlin Law in Sioux Falls, SD how changes in South Dakota law have changed the requirements for guardianship filings.