Guardians and conservators make important decisions for individuals who lack the capacity to do so. The need for care is weighed against individuals’ right to make their own decisions — including poor or self-defeating choices. Planning for guardianship or conservatorship of your family members can be complicated, challenging and sometimes heartbreaking. Founded in 1983, Robert A. Lees & Associates has the extensive knowledge and experience to guide you compassionately in making the best decisions for your loved ones.
The court appoints a conservator to make crucial decisions on behalf of a person who is not able to make important legal and financial decisions because of serious mental illness or incapacity. The conservator may be tasked with full responsibility for the disabled person or he or she may be given a limited role. For example, in the case of serious mental illness, the guardian may remain responsible until the individual has regained lucidity through medication and treatment, at which point the legal relationship is terminated. Sometimes a guardian or conservator is appointed to protect a child's or adult's best interests. This person can be a relative, such as a grandparent or other adult as needed.
To establish guardianship and to finance the care of your loved ones after your death, our team uses effective estate planning tools, such as:
For guidance on establishing guardianship or conservatorship for your minor children or loved ones who have a disability, call Robert A. Lees & Associates at 303.292.1020 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.