Guardianship & Conservatorship Attorneys
Representing Clients in Taunton & All of Massachusetts
Establishing a guardianship (or conservatorship) is undertaken in Massachusetts by filing the appropriate petition in the Probate Courts of the Commonwealth. If you are interested in pursuing this process, Percy Law Group, PC is available to meet for a no-charge initial consultation to discuss your particular guardianship needs and conservatorship concerns.
There are many reasons why you may need to establish a guardianship or conservatorship:
- Advanced age
- Death of a parent with a minor child
- Mental incapacity such as dementia
- Alzheimer's disease
- Psychiatric issues
- Physical incapacity, disability, or paralysis
The issues involved with guardianships and conservatorships are varied, but typically fall into three categories:
- Managing, accumulating, and disbursing assets
- Overseeing medical decisions
- Having final say on living arrangements
Each of these arenas can quickly become divisive in even the best of families. That is why it's important for you to have the probate legal team at Percy Law Group, PC on your side. Call our firm to arrange an initial consultation, including helping to ensure your loved one is properly cared for and their assets preserved to the greatest extent possible.
Helping Clients Successfully Navigate Throughout the Process
Our clients' goals often involve protecting and preserving the assets, real estate, bank accounts, retirement savings and other assets of their wards, as well as seeing to the physical well-being of children and incapacitated or disabled individuals. Often, the best methods to accomplish these goals involve establishing a guardianship or conservatorship.
A guardianship gives another person legal authority to make health care decisions, financial decisions and property management decisions for people who are unable to make those decisions for themselves. Guardianships are also useful to make parenting decisions and managing the inheritance of a minor child whose parents have died.
An important estate planning consideration for mothers and fathers is designating a legal guardian to care for minor or disabled children. Our guardianship and conservatorship attorneys help parents do estate planning such as the preparation of wills, trusts and other documents to designate guardians for and ensure the financial security of children. From time to time, the establishment of a guardianship or conservatorship is fought by the proposed ward or another family member or interested party. We have extensive estate litigation experience, and will work hard to reach a successful conclusion for you.
Giving Help to Overcome the Challenges of Guardianships
Guardianship proceedings are, by definition, muddled. Most of the time, as they sort out the guardianship issue, the family is simultaneously dealing with fallout from the events that precipitated the need for the guardianship. We are able to assist in all aspects of guardianship proceedings. Our comprehensive consultation is designed to clearly direct your family toward an understanding of the purposes of guardianship; once a guardian has been named, our attorneys take the time to clearly explain the duties and limits involved. Some guardianship proceedings involve cases in which the validity of a court-appointed guardian is contested by a spouse or child. Other situations arise because the performance of a guardian causes questions and concerns. This leaves the family and the courts with the difficult task of evaluating a lifetime's worth of family interaction to determine who can best see to the family member's interests. Additionally, the potential exists for misapplication of guardianship statutes. Some individuals find themselves or their assets inappropriately placed under guardianship or conservatorship, or wind up with a guardian who reaches for authority not clearly granted by the court.
Caring, Compassionate and Convenient Services to the Elderly and their Families
The needs of our clients always come first. Our emphasis on service is reflected in the following conveniences:
- Evening hours as needed
- Convenient locations
- A multilingual staff
- Willingness to meet with you at your home, nursing home, convalescent facility, or hospital.
- Staffed to act immediately on requests for wills, trusts, and other estate plan documents.
- Reasonable rates; we will use our experience to cost effectively address your elder law needs
Schedule a Consultation with Our Firm: (508) 206-9900
Contact the experienced elder law team at Percy Law Group, PC, for sound advice on your particular guardianship or conservatorship needs. We can provide a comprehensive review of your options, advise you on the best course of action, and as appropriate diligently represent your interests in court. Contact us online or call (508) 206-9900 to schedule a consult.
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