An Important but Difficult Step to Take
Deciding who should take care of your own affairs, including your minor children and/or a vulnerable adult child should you become incapacitated is not as difficult as the job of actually shouldering that responsibility or seeking to establish guardianship over another human being — especially when that person happens to be your mother or father.
If it has become clear to you that an aging parent or family member no longer has the ability to protect themselves or manage their own affairs competently, establishing legal guardianship or conservatorship, or both, over that person’s affairs may be a necessary step.
At Resnick Law, we understand this is neither an easy decision nor an easy responsibility to take on. Our lawyers can guide you through the steps it takes to establish a guardianship or conservatorship and be available to provide guidance in managing that responsibility once it has been established. Schedule an initial consultation today by calling calling us at 248.642.5400 or contact us online.
FACTS: Guardianships vs. Conservatorships
Legal guardianship conveys the authority to make medical and personal care decisions for an incapacitated person. For instance, a legal guardian decides where their “ward” (the incapacitated person) will live, which doctors they will see and what kind of care they will receive. By contrast, a conservator is granted the authority to make decisions that involve property or the financial affairs of the ward.
In addition to helping clients establish legal guardianships and manage those responsibilities, our attorneys handle guardianship litigation for clients in the Detroit area and throughout southeast Michigan as well.
To learn more about these issues, or our estate planning practice in general, call us directly at 248.642.5400 or contact us online.