A conservatorship may sound like a good thing, but it can actually lead to an expensive and time-consuming court proceeding.
In short, a conservatorship is the legal authority for one person to make decisions regarding another's living situation, finances and health care.
This leads to a very important question: What is the best way to deal with a conservatorship?
It's easier said than done, but the best way to deal with a conservatorship is to avoid this at all costs. If you have any reason to believe that a loved one could become incapacitated in the near future, it's best for this person to consult with an attorney in regards to his or her estate plan.
By taking a proactive approach, such as through the use of a power of attorney, it's much easier to prevent a conservatorship proceeding in the future.
If you find that it's too late avoid this, maybe because your loved one doesn't have an estate plan, you need to learn more about conservatorship proceedings and where you fit in.
At our law firm, we know that a conservatorship proceeding has a way of turning your life upside down. You have enough going on with your sick loved one that you don't want to get tied up in a long and expensive court proceeding.
There are things you can do in your own life to help avoid a conservatorship proceeding in the event of your incapacitation. There are also steps you can take if there is reason to believe that a loved one could become incapacitated in the future.