A guardianship is the court procedure through which a person is appointed to protect the affairs of someone who has become either mentally or physically incapacitated. The court appoints a guardian after hearing evidence that a person is incapacitated and deciding that there is a need for a guardian. A guardianship is an effective way to care for an elderly person who is no longer able to take of himself or herself. Our Lancaster guardian attorneys often represent concerned family members as well as those who may desire to oppose a proposed guardianship.