If you are concerned that a loved one may not be able to make medical and/or financial decisions for themselves, speak with an experienced attorney about what your options may be for helping care for that person.
It’s important to prepare the appropriate financial and healthcare powers of attorney to help ensure you and your loved ones can be properly cared for as you age or in the event of an accident. However, even with these documents in place, there may be times when a guardianship or a conservatorship is needed.
A conservatorship is a voluntary court action taken by a person who wants assistance with their assets from another person—for example, assistance with paying bills or investing.
A guardianship action is a court procedure to appoint someone called a “guardian” to make medical and/or financial decisions for an incompetent person, called the "ward."
Guardianship may be put in place for:
- Someone suffering from dementia
- A vulnerable adult who is being exploited
- A child with a disability who is turning 18
- An adult injured in an accident
If you have concerns about a loved one, speak with one of our attorneys by calling 608-784-8310. We will listen to your concerns and recommend an appropriate course of action. If seeking a guardianship or a conservatorship seems like the best approach for your situation, we will help you through each step of the process.
- Recommend a conservatorship or the appropriate guardianship type for your particular circumstances
- Advise you on your legal rights and the rights of your loved one
- Prepare and file the necessary paperwork with the court
- Represent you in court
- Address any questions you have and provide ongoing support as needed
To learn more about guardianships, watch this free 60 minute video recording featuring Moen Sheehan Meyer Attorney Kara Burgos.