Seeking A Guardianship Can Be Difficult. We Can Help.
Even though loved ones can be resistant to change, if they are having difficulty managing their own affairs, you may need to step in and help them make important medical decisions. In some cases, you may even need to seek guardianship if they are unwilling to give up control.
While asking a court to grant you guardianship over a loved one may be in his or her best interests, that doesn’t mean it is easy. In fact, it is a challenging and sometimes a guilt-ridden process. Not only must you often deal with objections and resentment from your loved one, but you are also responsible for making decisions that impact his or her safety and well-being, including decisions related to health care.
If you feel bogged down, overwhelmed, confused, worried about missed dates, afraid of forgetting something important or simply stressed out, you need our help ― you need The Hughes Law Firm. As one of Colorado’s premier full-service elder law firms, our attorneys will explain your legal options and guide you through the guardianship process. You have nothing to fear, so contact us today.
What Exactly Is A Guardianship?
In the most basic terms, a guardianship is a court proceeding where a judge appoints a guardian to make personal decisions for someone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to handle his or her own affairs. This incapacitated person is generally referred to as a ward or protected person. Normally, once the guardian is appointed, he or she has authority to make decisions for the ward on a wide range of matters, including health care, personal needs and appropriate residential placement.
While the steps for seeking guardianship are similar to those for seeking conservatorship, there is one main difference between the two: Guardians have control over all personal decisions while conservators generally have control over financial decisions.
If you have questions or need help with guardianships or conservatorships, contact The Hughes Law Firm today and speak with one of our lawyers. Your loved one’s welfare is too important to trust to just anybody.