Guardianship and Conservatorship

“My husband has developed dementia.  He refused to sign a Power of Attorney while he was well.  Now the bank won’t let me write checks on his bank account, and his doctor says he is not competent.  What can I do?”

“My daughter is a special needs child.  She is turning eighteen.  How can I be sure that I can continue helping her with her decisions after she becomes an adult?”

“My father is making very bad decisions about his health, his living conditions, and his finances.  Is there anything I can do to protect him from himself?”

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At The Heritage Law Group, our attorneys and paralegals assist clients who have concerns about whether their loved one is able to make rational, safe decisions.  In these circumstances it may be necessary to ask a Court to appoint someone to help with these decisions.

  • A Guardian is responsible for managing the personal affairs of an incapacitated person. This may include the responsibility for making decisions regarding the person’s support, care, health, safety, residence, education and therapeutic treatment.
  • A Conservator is responsible for managing the financial affairs of an incapacitated person. This may include the responsibility for making decisions regarding the person’s financial resources, income, and debts.

Our firm has represented clients in Courts throughout the Commonwealth in these petitions.  Some, but not all, of these are in coordination with an estate plan, or a long term care plan.  In fact, in addition to our regular clientele, we even represent local assisted living and nursing homes in these petitions.