Establishing a Guardianship (for a minor) or Conservatorship (for an incapacitated adult) with the court ensures that a loved one's legal affairs — whether they be financial or health-related — will be taken care of in a time of need by a friend or family member.
A Guardianship or Conservatorship is a case to adjudicate someone incompetent to manage their own affairs, either because of age or by mental and/or physical incapacity.
The Court will require medical evidence substantiating the claims. Based upon the evidence, the Court may appoint different individuals as Guardian or Conservator over the person and the person's assets.
Through the use of Durable Power of Attorney, a Conservatorship can be avoided. Through a Durable Power of Attorney, an "attorney in fact" is appointed to manage the affairs of the person.
To learn more about Conservatorships and Guardianships, contact The Bradley Law Firm, PLLC.