Guardians may be appointed for an incapacitated adult or for a minor deemed legally incapacitated due to their age.

Guardianship is a legal process that takes place through a court procedure when a less restrictive alternative is not available and a person is deemed to be incapacitated, the court can appoint a guardian to exercise financial and medical decisions for an incapacitated person.  Whether you need to file for guardianship or are the subject of a guardianship proceeding, we can help.

Ensure Your Loved Ones Get The Care They Need

As individuals age, many become incapacitated due to dementia or Alzheimer’s and are no longer able to care for themselves. When individuals do not have estate plans that name health care agents and attorneys-in-fact, it may be necessary for family members to petition the court for a guardianship or conservatorship in the event individuals are no longer able to care for themselves or manage their own financial affairs.

At the Law Office of Julie Fred, we help our clients obtain the guardianships and conservatorships they need to legally care for their aging and disabled family members.

Morgan County Conservatorship Attorneys

When a person can no longer care for himself or herself or manage his or her financial affairs, it is often necessary for family members to intervene as guardians or conservators.

Guardianships are often established when an individual can no longer take care of his or her basic personal needs. Conservatorships are created when individuals can no longer manage their finances. These systems provide protection to aging individuals or those who have become mentally or physically incapacitated.

As a conservator or guardian, you have many important responsibilities. Not only must you manage finances and make lifestyle decisions that are in the best interests of the person you are protecting, you also must keep exact financial records, pay all taxes, invest money appropriately, and provide an annual accounting to the court and interested parties.

At the Law Office of Julie Fred, we help clients obtain the guardianships and conservatorships they need to make important decisions for the aging family members they love. Our lawyers also help clients fulfill all of their duties and responsibilities as guardians and conservators.