Hugh Gill Discusses the Guardianship Assistance Program
|Tuesday, June 16, 2009
|In order to help families with special-needs children get the legal protection they need, Hugh Gill helped found the Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP), a partnership between Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, The Arc of Sedgwick County, the Wichita Bar Association, the 18th Judicial District Court and Wichita financial planner Marti Johnson. The group connects Kansas University law students with families of special-needs children in order to help them set up a guardianship, which allows families to make important decisions about their children’s futures after they reach adulthood.
The process of obtaining a legal guardianship can be costly and complex. The GAP allows those families to get the help they need at a low cost they can afford, placing peace of mind within their grasp.
“It’s a rewarding process to help remove the barriers to guardianship for disabled clients and their families,” said Gill. “Through this partnership, we are able to provide the legal and financial advice they need, but may have trouble accessing outside of the program.”