The Denver guardianship and conservatorship lawyer at Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law can assist you in developing guardianships and conservatorships that protect your assets and final wishes.
While a guardianship legally appoints an individual to make decisions regarding another person’s medical needs and wellbeing in the event that person is somehow incapacitated, a conservatorship legally appoints an individual to make decisions regarding another person’s financial matters should that person be unable to do so. Court proceedings associated with choosing a legal guardian or conservator (if one has not officially been selected by an incapacitated individual) are known as protective proceedings, and the individual who falls under the guardianship or conservatorship (due to some significant incapacity) is known as the ward or the protected person, respectively.
Setting up contingencies for having a guardianship and conservatorship in place is an essential part of estate planning and elder law, as it precludes the courts and complete strangers from having to make such decisions on a person’s behalf if that person is unable to do so due to being severely injured, falling into a coma, developing an incapacitating illness and/or otherwise becoming incapacitated due to age. Like other aspects of estate planning, the development of a guardianship and/or a conservatorship can be specifically tailored to an individual’s wishes and, consequently, can be as detailed or flexible as that sees fit.
Consulting with an Experienced Denver Guardianship and Conservatorship Lawyer
If you need assistance developing an effective guardianship and/or conservatorship that will give your family the legal authority and moral support to carry out your wishes in the future, the Denver guardianship and conservatorship lawyer at Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law is here to help you at every step of the process. Regardless of whether you have a small or large estate, our full-service law firm can develop, draft and thoroughly review an air-tight guardianship and conservatorship that will help your beneficiaries avoid having to make difficult decisions regarding your healthcare on their own, deal with lengthy and contentious probate proceedings, pay expensive estate taxes and confront other emotional and financial headaches down the line.
For more information regarding our services, as well as professional legal advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward with your estate planning affairs, contact the experienced and trusted Denver guardianship and conservatorship lawyer at Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law by emailing us or calling (303) 758-0999.