Guardianships & Conservatorships Archives

To protect your loved one's wellbeing, planning truly is critical

The New York Times recently ran an in-depth story about one victim of financial exploitation by a companion-caregiver who was acting as guardian to an elderly gentleman. Initially, the woman contacted her companion's family saying that she was no longer able to care for the gentleman, who had dementia and other health issues.

How do you know when you are too old to manage money?

The good news is there's no obvious age at which a normally healthy person loses cognitive ability. People who are experiencing normal cognitive aging can often manage their financial affairs competently well into their 70s and 80s.

Will your special needs child get the medical care they deserve as an adult?

As a parent of a child with special needs it is difficult to know how much independence to give. As they approach adulthood teens push to make their own decisions. Although you might want to give them their space, a guiding hand can be necessary especially when it comes to keeping them healthy.

The importance of preparing for incapacity in an estate plan

Georgia residents might wonder what they need to do to ensure that their loved ones can make decisions on their behalf in case they are incapacitated. In many cases, appointing a family member as agent under a power of attorney can accomplish this goal.

What do you really know about guardianship and conservatorship? - III

In a series of posts, we've been exploring how those faced with the difficult reality of having loved ones who are no longer able to care for themselves either physically or financially will often find themselves exploring whether it's perhaps time to secure a guardianship and/or a conservatorship.

What do you really know about guardianship and conservatorship? - II

Last time, we started discussing how the law here in Georgia provides two legal mechanisms through which families can definitively establish who will care for loved ones who are no longer able to care for themselves.

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