Helping You Establish A Conservatorship
Taking care of our loved ones can feel like a full-time job. Whether it’s due to old age or a physical or mental disability, you may be tasked with handling complicated matters involving both financial issues and personal care.
But doing so without legal authorization may be difficult, if not impossible. This is where establishing a conservatorship can help. At Gormley and Johnson Law Offices, PLC, we’ve helped clients across Michigan with their estate planning needs. With offices in Fowlerville and Howell, we can meet with you and discuss your situation, and how a conservatorship can benefit you.
Why A Conservatorship Can Help
When there’s no power of attorney, conservatorships are established to allow individuals the legal ability to help disabled or impaired peoples (the conservatee).
Generally, there are two types:
- Conservatorship of the person: It is commonly established when the court determines that the person in question cannot adequately provide for his or her own personal care (food, shelter and health needs). In these situations, the conservator can consent to medical treatment and assist in providing for their care.
- Conservatorship of the estate: It is established when a person is considered unable to handle his or her own finances or lacks the capacity to conduct financial transactions. The conservator is allowed to manage and control the estate.
To establish a conservatorship, you’d have to go to court and prove it is necessary. Our lawyers can help you get the necessary paperwork ready and work to develop a plan that works for you.
We Can Assist With Your Conservatorship Needs
Gormley and Johnson Law Offices, PLC, has offices in Fowlerville and Howell, and we serve clients throughout the area — including Lansing, East Lansing and Brighton. To consult with one of our attorneys, call our office at 517-219-9301, or use the online form to schedule a consultation.