Could A Guardianship Or Conservatorship Help Your Loved One?
If you have a parent who is unable to make key life decisions because they have suffered a serious accident or illness, a guardianship or conservatorship may be necessary to protect their rights and property.
To speak with an experienced estate and probate attorney at Bieber & Czechowski about a guardianship or conservatorship, contact our law office in Center Line, Michigan, by calling 586-467-5121. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined legal experience assisting families facing difficult situations.
Guardianships Look After The Person
When an adult or minor is incapable of making key life decisions for themselves due to physical or mental impairment, a guardianship may be established by court order. A formal hearing before a judge is required to establish a guardianship. The guardian is granted the power to make key life decisions, but they do not have the power to make key financial decisions.
Conservatorships Protect Assets
A conservatorship is also established by court order. A conservatorship is established when a person is unable to make key financial decisions due to an illness or accident causing incapacity.
A conservator is granted the right to make financial decisions, including investment and spending decisions. Our attorneys assist clients in establishing conservatorships and annual accounting requirements.
Avoiding Guardianships And Conservatorships
In our estate planning practice, we attempt to help clients avoid the necessity of establishing a guardianship or conservatorship. Unfortunately, many people do not have a comprehensive estate plan that includes a durable power of attorney document.