When an adult is determined incapable of making decisions for themselves due to physical or mental limitations, courts can appoint Guardians and/or Conservators to make necessary life-decisions for them. Both become substitute decision-makers for the incapacitated individual. The Guardian is primarily responsible for personal and health-related decisions, while a Conservator is granted to one or more individuals to make financial decisions on behalf of one deemed incompetent or incapacitated.
While the appointment of both the Guardian and the Conservator can be court appointed, individuals can also determine and communicate their own preferences for a Guardian and/or Conservator through a Durable Power of Attorney and a Healthcare Power of Attorney. With the assistance of a legal advisor, the terms, conditions, and wishes of one in need of a Guardian and/or Conservator can be clearly communicated in a legally binding document.
At Mason Law Firm, we understand the laws governing Guardianship and Conservatorship appointments; therefore, we can advise you on the best course of action for your unique situation. We care that your needs and the needs of those you love are met. Allow us to assist you in your time of need.