• Guardianship

    Guardianship is a legal relationship under which a person or agency is appointed by a court to make decisions and act on behalf of a minor or an incapacitated adult. North Carolina General Statute 35A.

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Clients of the Law Office of Heather Carty Ward choose a caring accessible attorney who will give their matter the personal attention that it deserves.


We represent and advise seniors, people with disabilities and their families to ensure they are able to live independently. From seeking guardianship for a loved one, preparing for the possibility of long-term care or managing to stay at home, it is our goal to advise and guide clients and their families as they make these important life decisions.


After years of taking care of others, seniors deserve to live safely and independently. Whether it is seeking protection from exploitation or putting safeguards in place for a trusting senior, we advocate for the rights of Seniors.



The Medicare program became law in 1966. Under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare provides health insurance for persons over the age of 65, persons who are under 65 and disabled, persons with ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease and persons with End State Renal Disease (ESRD).