A Legal Guardian provides protection and security for individuals of any age who can not advocate or otherwise manage their own life.
Need an advocate and dedicated legal guardian for your parents, a child or a friend?
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Call Janis E. Miskimins @ Sand Castles, Inc. 785-832-2345
Experienced and Dedicated Personal Guardian Janis Miskimins has been an individual guardian over 18 years for elderly individuals, couples and minors. She knows and understands the law and the spirit of the law. Personal knowledge and contact with the individuals she serves has been a primary focus.
The Law and Spirit of the Law Requires a Personal Relationship Legal Guardians are required by law to "become and remain personally acquainted with the ward, the spouse of the ward and other interested persons associated with the ward and who are knowledgeable about the ward, the ward’s needs, and the ward’s responsibilities. A guardian shall exercise authority only as necessitated by the ward's limitations. A guardian shall encourage the ward to act on the ward's own behalf to the extent the ward is able. A guardian shall encourage the ward to develop or regain the skills and abilities necessary to meet the ward's own essential needs and to otherwise manage the ward's own affairs. In making decisions on behalf of the ward, a guardian shall consider the expressed desires and personal values of the ward to the extent known to the guardian. A guardian shall strive to assure that the personal, civil and human rights of the ward are protected. A guardian shall at all times act in the best interests of the ward and shall exercise reasonable care, diligence and prudence.” KSA 59-3075(2).
Individuals who have a guardian are referred to by the court as “Ward.” A “Ward” is an individual who has become a “ward of the court” because of his or her need for legal protection.
The assigned guardian of the ward is responsible to the court. Kansas statutes provide clear standards for each guardian as they serve to meet the needs of the ward. Advocacy is the heart of an excellent guardian. One cannot advocate for another human being without personally finding out what the needs and desires of the person are.
Guardianship services become necessary for a minor child without legal parents or for adults who "lack the capacity to manage such person's estate, or to meet essential needs for physical health, safety or welfare, and who is in need of a guardian or a conservator, or both." KSA 59-3051(a). Individuals who are unable to manage their own independent living are in need of a legal guardian. Individuals who require a legal guardian never surrender their rights to make choices or be involved in their daily care decisions. Choice of the ward is always an important consideration.
As a legal guardian, Janis has an established record of meeting the personal needs of individuals who have called her “Guardian,” “Advocate” and “Trusted Friend.” Bank trust officers and attorneys have been known to share that if they ever were in need of a guardian's care, they would call Janis. They have seen how she advocates and honors those she serves with love and dedication.
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You will receive honest and open answers based on years of experience working with families and individuals who have needed someone to step up and make a difference.
Call: Janis Miskimins @ Sand Castles, Inc. -- TODAY! 785-832-2345
Janis E. Miskimins is president of Sand Castles, Inc.
Sand Castles, Inc. will provide case management services for wards under the guardianship of Janis Miskimins. Janis will provide ongoing and regular personal contacts with weekly oversight of these case managers and any other care services as may be required by the ward.