There are different aspects to caring for and making decisions on behalf of a minor or an adult with a clinically diagnosed medical condition preventing them from caring for their own health and safety.
In the above situations, a probate court will appoint a guardian and a conservator when it is deemed necessary. The guardian is appointed to care for the person, while a conservator is appointed to manage the person’s estate, which includes finances, property and business affairs.
We help our clients by planning for their or their loved ones’ future needs, so that whenever possible the court does not make decisions that you would prefer to have made.
A durable power of attorney, health care proxy, and/or a trust may be inexpensive, practical alternatives to a guardianship or conservatorship, and we discuss these possibilities with our clients.
Attorney Stuart W. Rapp is regularly appointed guardian ad litem by Massachusetts Probate Courts. He has served as a Barnstable Superior Court conciliator and has privately mediated complicated Superior Court matters. His experience will make all the difference in navigating this process with you. Give us a call or contact us online for a consultation.