Conservatorships

Gain the power to help your disabled loved one with their
medical and financial decisions.

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In an ideal world, every single person would have a Power of Attorney that appoints an individual to make medical and financial decisions on their behalf when they aren't able to make those decisions themselves.  The reality, however, is that many people don't execute a Power of Attorney and when the unthinkable happens there is no one who can assist with their important decisions.  To solve this dilemma, we file conservatorship actions in the local court to have a judge give someone, known as the conservator, the power to make these decisions.  (This process is often referred to as "guardianship" in some other jurisdictions.)

Conservators are often given the same power the individual has to make decisions on their behalf.  As such, conservators usually have the power to apply for health insurance, government assistance, and social security benefits as well as make doctor's appointments, manage bank accounts and write checks on the individual's behalf.  A court may also give a conservator the right to make healthcare decisions for the individual in need. 


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