As of 7/1/2011, parents of minors or guardians of protected people in IN can designate a standby guardian. The designation is effective for 90 days upon the death or incapacity of the parent or guardian unless the standby guardian files a petition for guardianship, (in which case the declaration is effective until the court rules on the petition.)
The new law ensures that the designated party can immediately act on behalf of the minor child or protected person under those circumstances until a formal guardianship order is entered.
Give our office a call to learn more. We recommend that all parents and guardians complete a standby declaration and we’re happy to help.