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Posts tagged "Guardianships & Conservatorships"

What you should know when you become a guardian

FindLaw defines a guardian as "someone who makes legal decisions for another person, called a ward, who is unable to make those decisions on [his or her] own." Experts at Curley Law Firm LLP have assisted many Massachusetts residents who, for reasons outside of their control, have needed to establish guardianship in the best interest of a friend or loved one.

Establishing guardianship for an adult

Many different legal matters may arise in probate court, leaving entire families unsure of what the outcome will be. However, guardianship proceedings can seem particularly complicated for those who may not be familiar with the process. However, establishing guardianship can be an excellent way for people to help take care of their loved ones when they have become incapacitated due to a mental illness or another issue. Curley Law Firm understands how emotional and even stressful these hearings can be for people in Wakefield and all across Massachusetts, which highlights the importance of reviewing the situation thoroughly.

Information included on a medical certificate for conservatorship

When a person in Massachusetts does not have the capacity to manage his or her own financial affairs, the court may appoint someone to be a conservator. According to the Massachusetts Guardianship Association, this cannot happen without an evaluation and an official medical certificate from a licensed professional.

Recourse against fraud

One of the most painful aspects of life that the elderly in Massachusetts face is the prevalence of scammers who seek to prey on their life savings. Here is some information about fraud on the elderly and some of the solutions that elderly people and their families can use to protect their assets and peace of mind.

Rogers Guardianships and antipsychotic medications

The court in Massachusetts may appoint a guardian for an elderly person who lacks the ability to make important decisions regarding his or her own care. According to the Massachusetts Guardianship Association, someone requesting the guardianship must provide evidence that the person in question is incapacitated and needs a guardian to make health care and other decisions for him or her. Normal guardianship does not cover all medical circumstances, though, and in some situations, the court may require a Rogers Guardianship.

Deciding on a reliable and committed guardian

For many Massachusetts families, determining who to rely on as a legal guardian for incapacitated loved ones is met with angst and stress. Whether a couple is seeking guardianship for their children if something were to happen to them, or someone is looking for a guardian for an elderly or disabled family member, determining who should undertake such a serious responsibility should be done carefully.

Why adult children and their elderly parents need to talk about fraud

The majority of adult children whose senior parents live on their own will go out of their way to ensure that their mother and father are living safely and comfortably. Depending on the circumstances, this could mean little more than daily phone calls, or it could also mean regular visits to perform chores and wellness checks.

Scams not the only thing that can cause financial havoc for seniors

There are many worries a person may have regarding an elderly loved one. For one, they may have concerns about whether their loved one will have enough resources to have a comfortable retirement. One thing they might be quite worried about on this front is the possibility of major depletions of their loved one’s assets.