Helping A Loved One With A Mental Disability

When Do You Need a Guardian and Conservator Appointment
 
What if a loved one is seriously injured in a car accident and although they recover physically, their mind is confused.  Who would legally pay their bills and make decisions for them?
What if a loved one is suffering from dementia and is dangerously living on their own?
What if a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimers?
What if a loved one is born with a mental disability?  Who will be legally responsible for them after they reach age 18?
The legal solution is called guardian and conservator appointment by a judge.
 
How Guardian and Conservator Appointment Will Help You

Guardian appointment will enable you to have the authority to make personal decisions for your loved one, including:
Where they live
What medical attention they will receive
Where they will go to school
Where they will be employed, and
If they will be able to have a drivers license and vote


Conservator appointment will give you the authority to make financial decisions for your loved one, including:
How financial assets will be managed
Managing the sale of real estate or managing property as a rental, and
Paying bills and managing credit.
They will not be able to contract for purchases, obtain a credit card or own a firearm.
 



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