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.