Conservatorship bestows authority over another person's financial affairs. They are used when a person is incompetent to manage their personal affairs (as determined by the court) and no suitable alternative for delegating these responsibilities can be found (such as durable power of attorney, living trust, or other means). We can offer valuable counsel in regards to establishing a conservatorship.
Similar to a conservatorship, a guardianship establishes medical and personal decision-making authority over another, incompetent person's life. Let us help you establish a suitable guardianship if this is something you need.
Contested Guardianships & Conservatorships
Should you be unsatisfied with an appointed guardian or conservator, the appointment can be contested in court. We have over 30 years of expertise in such proceedings.
Incapacity & Disability Planning
Should you become incapacitated, a durable power of attorney designates someone to make financial and medical decisions for you. Should you become disabled, a conservator and/or guardian can be selected to make medical/financial/personal decisions for you. You can create healthcare directives to specify what healthcare and end-of-life choices you prefer, should you become unable to do so. We offer valuable insight and skills in this kind of planning.
Healthcare & End of Life Directives
Should you no longer be able to speak for yourself, you can setup beforehand documents that specify what you would like to take place in terms of healthcare and end-of-life directives. We are just a phone call away and can help with these important decisions.
Elder Financial Abuse Issues
If you or an elderly person you know has been a victim of fraud or other financial abuse, the perpetrator can be sued for damages. We can help.