Guardianships & Incompetency Actions

April Burt has extensive experience in all types of estate administration, including guardianships, and Katherine Langley is an experienced litigation attorney skilled in handling these types of matters. Our collaborative efforts will ensure you receive complete advice and effective representation.

As Asheville guardianship attorneys, we can help you navigate the aspects of legal guardianships. There are three types of guardianship in North Carolina:

  • Guardian of the Person. A Guardian of the Person is appointed by the court to make everyday decisions, like medical care and living arrangements, for someone declared incompetent to do so on his or her own.
  • Guardian of the Estate. A Guardian of the Estate is appointed by the court to make financial decisions for a person declared incompetent to manage his or her assets.
  • General Guardian. A General Guardian is a person appointed by the court to fill both the roles of Guardian of the Person and of the Estate on behalf of another who has been declared incompetent.

The attorneys at Burt Langley possess the skill and experience you need from a legal representative in court proceedings revolving around guardianship. Once a guardianship has been established by a court, the guardian has ongoing legal duties to the ward and to the court, which will include reporting assets and filing annual accountings. We can guide you in ensuring that guardianship duties are properly fulfilled.


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April M. Burt is a transactional lawyer. Katherine Langley and Chad Anderson are trial lawyers. These Asheville-based attorneys focus their practice in the areas of business law, employment law, estate planning, and transactional law. They serve clients in the Western North Carolina communities located in Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, and surrounding counties.


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