Burbank Conservatorship Attorneys
Burbank Elder Law Attorneys
“Failing to plan is planning to FAIL.” - Ben Franklin
How to Avoid a Conservatorship
"LA LAW Center's main goal is to help families avoid Conservatorships BEFORE they are needed to protect a failing loved one. There are preplanning legal strategies for you to maintain control of your life and assets before the last result of a Conservatorship."
Before a person reaches the point where a Conservatorship might be needed, LA LAW Conservatorship/Elder Law attorneys may be able help you avoid this court action by creating an estate plan that includes the following documents:
• A legal document called a “Durable Power of Attorney” will allow you to assign a trusted person to handle your affairs for assets and other administrative needs should you become mentally or physically incapacitated.
• Without a proper Durable Power of Attorney, if you suffer a tragic illness or injury, leaving you incapable of managing your finances, your family will be forced to establish a Conservatorship though the court in order to assist you with your finances. This is expensive and very complicated and stressful for your family.
• Another important legal document, an “Advanced Health Care Directive” will allow you to designate someone to make medical decisions for you, as well as allowing you to leave instructions on your wishes for end of life decisions should it be needed when you are incapacitated. This is of great benefit not only to you but also to your family and loved ones as they will have a legal document that defines your wishes in clear legal language for the doctors or other medical staff.
Also, you may want to put in writing who you wish to be your conservator, if one is ever needed. This document is called a “Nomination of Conservator” and allows you now to say who you would want to be your conservator in the event that the court decides that a Conservatorship is necessary. This is especially important if you have a trusted friend that would have no particular standing in who can be your conservator. The court wants to provide the most logical conservator for your best interests. The Probate Code suggests a standing of Spouse, Children, Siblings, Nieces/Nephews, etc. If your significant other or simply a trusted friend is your choice to represent your interests in the event you can not, you must document this. LA LAW Estate Planning/ Conservatorship Attorneys can assist with this very complex and overwhelming family situation.
Please contact our office for a free initial consultation with Joseph McHugh, a California Conservatorship/Elder Law Attorney. Or you may wish to call our office or check our web site for the date of our next free public class or workshop to learn more about elder law and the legal ways you can stay in control of your assets and your life!
We are proud to be a part of the complete solution to your family’s crisis, not just the lawyers that create the legal documents. We understand the issues surrounding the care of aging loved ones and what it takes legally to meet your needs and goals, while giving your family the peace of mind that your loved ones are getting the best care possible in a complex and confusing situation.
Please contact our office for a free initial consultation with Joseph McHugh, a California Elder Law Attorney. Or you may wish to call our office or check our web site for the date of our next free public class or workshop to learn more about elder law and the legal ways you can stay in control of your assets and your life!
After a thorough review of the best strategies and most cost effective process for your Conservatorship and our legal fees for the scope of work, we will structure a comprehensive plan to help you through this complex legal process created specifically to for your situation.
Our Law Office is located in Southern California; however, we serve many clients throughout the state and love an occasional road trip to help all of our clients, their family and friends.
We are very proud of the many personal and professional referrals we receive from happy clients and colleagues. Please contact our office today to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.
Take advantage of a free phone consultation or appointment for a free 30 minute consultation to review your individual situation and determine if you would benefit from our experience and legal services.
Call us at: (818) 241-4238