Special Needs Guardianships And Conservatorships
The Importance Of Planning Ahead Before An Emergency Arises
Legal guardianships and/or conservatorships can ensure care for children and vulnerable adults. Guardianships are for the protection of the person, and conservatorships are for the management of the person’s property/assets. While you can establish them in an emergency, it is better for everyone if you create them while not under the pressure of an emergency.
At the law office of J. Kevin Tharpe, P.C., we can assist you with all types of guardianships and conservatorships in Georgia. We have considerable experience with elder law and special needs planning. Attorney Tharpe has helped his family and hundreds of other families with these matters. Please call 866-253-6994 to make an appointment with a special needs guardianship lawyer today.
Protecting The Interests Of Children And Adults
We help adults pursuing guardianship over their special needs children. Individuals aged 18 and older are legally adults, no matter their ability to make essential or important decisions. As legal guardians, parents can make decisions regarding health care, finances and legal concerns. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), parents must be legal guardians to discuss their adult child’s medical information with doctors when the child turns 18.
Our team can also assist in creating a plan to protect adults like elderly parents or vulnerable adult children. Adults may be temporarily or permanently disabled serious illnesses or injuries. If they are unable to clearly express their legal, financial and health care decisions, they should have a trusted advocate to act for them.
As their legal guardian, you can protect your elderly loved one from all forms of abuse. You can also look out to make sure they receive the care they need.