Guardianships and Conservatorships
Colorado Guardianships and Conservatorships Lawyers
When there is a question of whether a person is able to manage personal care, medical treatment and financial decisions, often the ideas of guardianship or conservatorship arise. At Poskus, Caton & Klein, P.C., we represent clients in non-contested and contested guardianships and conservatorships.
Plan, Protect, Provide
Most comprehensive estate plans include appropriate powers of attorney should an individual become incapacitated or otherwise unable to make medical and financial decisions. When these powers of attorney have not been established, family members and concerned friends can take legal action to establish a guardianship and conservatorship.
Defining Guardianships and Conservatorships
A guardianship gives a guardian the legal right to make important decisions on behalf of their charge. Many times, these types of decisions include arranging for medical treatment and for care to address an elderly person’s daily living needs such as bathing, taking medications or getting appropriate nutrition.
A conservatorship allows a person to care for the financial affairs of someone who is unable to manage on his or her own. In addition to making sure bills are paid in the correct amount and on time, a conservatorship also protects an incapacitated person from being swindled and scammed.
Guardianships and Conservatorships are helpful at any age
Special needs children my require guardians throughout their lifetime to handle financial, educational and medical decisions for them. Adults may become incapacitated as the result of an injury or other tragic event, rendering it necessary to appoint someone to care for their finances and to make important decisions pertaining to their daily and medical care.
Whether you are seeking or opposing a guardianship or conservatorship, it is beneficial for you to speak with an experienced elder law attorney. At our firm, we work with any interested party to obtain or to contest a court-ordered action to establish a guardian. We are strong advocates for our clients and are willing to fight for you. Contact us to discuss your questions and concerns.