Guardianship and Conservatorship Lawyer
Probate also handles issues of guardianship and conservatorship for loved ones who can no longer manage their affairs on their own. Guardianship, also known as conservatorship, might be necessary if a parent, grandparent, or other loved one is of an advanced age, suffers from mental incapacity from dementia, psychiatric issues, Alzheimer’s disease, or has a physical disability. Guardianship proceedings in probate court may also be necessary when there is the death of a parent with minor children.
Some of the most common responsibilities of a guardian ad litem or conservator include managing, accumulating, and dispersing assets in addition to overseeing medical decisions. They may also decide the living arrangements of the person under their care and handle all other financial and legal matters for that person’s estate. As a guardianship and conservatorship lawyer for Massachusetts, our office is prepared to assist you with an initial filing of guardianship or conservatorship as well as represent your interests and the interests of a loved one if disputes arise over their care. To learn more about guardianship and conservatorship laws in Massachusetts, contact us today to schedule a consultation. (508) 386-9094.