Many of us might have to obtain guardianship of our children as they become adults. Guardianship for adults with disabilities has existed for decades. If our children have developmental disabilities, are intellectually disabled, or are unable to make decisions for themselves a legal guardianship might be necessary.
Guardianship entails a lot of different things. Legal guardianship is a type of guardianship where the person is given the authority to make decisions for another person who cannot make their own decisions. A legal guardian’s responsibilities are: to make medical decisions, take care of financial affairs, entrusted with the ward’s safety, health, and wellness.
BIO: Megan Selvey is an attorney licensed in Arizona and California. Megan’s legal practice includes estate planning, special needs planning, long-term care planning, guardianships, and conservatorships. She regularly advises clients on matters related to protecting wealth and providing for loved ones with special needs and clients receiving or anticipating receiving public benefits.
Megan graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. She then attended theUniversity of San Diego’s School of Law in California. Megan loved San Diego but chose to return to her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, to practice elder law near her friends and family. Megan is a third-generation Phoenix native and has strong ties to the Phoenix community. Megan volunteers with several non-profit organizations. She is a member of the professional advisory Committee to Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC). She is a member of the Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council for ValleyLife, a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities to enhance their quality of life. Megan also supports and volunteers with other incredible organizations that provide valuable services to Arizona’s special needs community.