In certain circumstances our clients have been unexpectedly faced with the hardship of becoming caregivers to an incapacitated loved one who has become unable to make personal and financial decisions. In situations where the necessary documents are not in place before incapacitation, such as a Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney, a family member, partner or friend can commence a guardianship proceeding to be appointed Guardian of the incapacitated person. In certain circumstances, guardian proceedings can become contested and require a trial. Our office has the experience to assist families throughout this process.