As your teen with a disability approaches age 18, the age of majority in Utah, you will need to make many decisions. Among them is whether or not you will need to seek guardianship or an alternative to guardianship for your young adult. Understanding SSI, ABLE Accounts, safety issues, trusts, and estate planning are also key components in the planning process. The time to explore options for supporting your youth in the future is prior to their 18th birthday, while you are still the one responsible for making decisions about their safety, and well-being.
Safety and Security
Safety, Supported Decision Making, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Power of Attorney, Estate Planning, ABLE Accounts, SSI
At this time of life we have BIG decisions to make and BIG choices.
What is Guardianship? How do I know if my child needs a Guardian? What are the types of guardianship? What are the alternatives to Guardianship? Is Supported Decision Making or Power of Attorney a better option for my child? How is guardianship different from a Conservatorship or Power of Attorney? Do I need to hire an attorney? Can multiple people be a guardian?
Additional Alternatives to Guardianship
Conservatorship, Power of Attorney, and Education Advocate.
Youth requiring more protections may benefit from their caregivers seeking full or limited guardianship