Defining Roles in the Care of an Incapacitated Loved One
At some point in his or her life, a person may be unable to oversee their personal affairs and/or finances. When this occurs — whether due to increasing age, disability, injury or any other cause — it may become necessary to seek the court appointment of a guardian and conservator for that person.
Our attorneys have substantial experience in all aspects of the guardianship and conservatorship process. We have represented the families of incapacitated persons seeking the court appointment of guardians and conservators, as wells as persons objecting to the inappropriate appointment of guardians and conservators.
In addition, our lawyers have personally served as court-appointed guardians and conservators and have advised court-appointed guardians and conservators with respect to their rights and obligations under such appointment.
As part of our estate planning practice, we take a proactive stance in establishing guardianship and conservatorship in order to avoid conflict over powers of attorney. As a firm with extensive litigation experience, we are also particularly capable of effectively handling any disputes that may arise.
Our goal in guardianship and conservatorship matters is to provide a clear definition of roles in the care of an incapacitated loved one. It is unfortunate when parties have to go to court in order to resolve a dispute over who will make the important health care and financial decisions for a loved one in the event of an illness, injury or disability. However, should such necessity occur, we will be by your side.
The law firm of Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden routinely receives referrals for guardianship and conservatorship matters from nursing care providers and other attorneys; such referrals reflect the esteem in which our elder law practice is held.
- Paula L. Peaden