Guardianship Litigation

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Amanda’s guardianship practice is dedicated to safeguarding incapacitated persons and their assets via a properly appointed guardian of the person and/or estate. Amanda and her team at Cozen O’Connor also handle complex guardianship litigation matters involving incapacity, guardian selection, and alleged abused of authority.

  • Represented the guardian of an incapacitated person in Philadelphia County, Pa., in obtaining a significant increase in the monthly budget for the incapacitated person’s estate for care and maintenance.
  • Established in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court Division, that the client, an incapacitated person, partially regained capacity, was able to manage a significant portion of her own funds, and possessed testamentary capacity to make a will.
  • In a guardianship action in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court Division, obtained an emergency court-appointment of a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate of an incapacitated woman whose mother passed away unexpectedly.
  • Successfully litigated a protracted contested guardianship case involving theft on the part of the Agent under a Durable Power of Attorney from the alleged incapacitated person’s assets, thereby resulting in the removal of the Agent, the appointment of a guardian of the estate and person of the alleged incapacitated person, and a surcharge against the removed Agent.