Conservatorship and Guardianship Probate
Probate courts are in charge of guardianships and conservatorships as well. When a loved one, friend or neighbor is suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or mental illness there is always a concern that they will be a threat to themselves or those around them. These individuals are vulnerable and easily exploited. To avoid this from happening guardianship and conservatorships are put in place through the court.
Guardianship and conservatorship are the most powerful way to protect a loved one susceptible to this kind of danger. Guardianship and conservatorship proceedings are meant to have you or someone else placed in charge of your loved one, to protect them. Having an experienced and specialized probate lawyer dramatically increases your chances of success. When people try to do guardianships or conservatorships without a lawyer they have considerable difficulty and can easily fail.
A guardian guards an individual and makes living, medical and other important decisions for a person who needs them. A conservator conserves the financial assets of the person needing conservatorship and makes all of the financial decisions.
Usually one person serves both responsibilities as the guardian and conservator though the court has been known to assign separate people to fill these important roles. There are many factors that weigh a judge will weigh before granting guardianship over your loved one including:
The decision to remove someone’s right to make their own decisions is not a procedure that is taken lightly in court. To infer a person has become unfit to think for themselves is a major part of the court proceedings. This is followed by an equally critical decision to select the right person to serve as their guardian.
Plymouth Probate Lawyer
The law firm of Sean J Nichols, PLLC is located in Plymouth, Michigan. We are experienced in handling probate cases all across Michigan. This includes working with clients that are located outside of the state.
Sean J Nichols, PLLC has years of experience helping individuals and families navigate the complex processes involved in Michigan probate court. Regardless of the complexity of your case, our firm can help avoid a hassle for you and your family.
If you have legal issues involving probate in Michigan, call our offices today. 734-386-0224