CARING FOR LOVED ONES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

For parents of children with special needs, or children of parents with special needs, we’re here to help.

What is a Guardian?

A guardian is an agent appointed by the court to assist an individual who has been deemed incapacitated with handling their personal affairs.

What is a Conservator?

A conservator is an agent appointed by the court to assist an individual who has been deemed incapacitated with handling their financial affairs.

Guardianship and Conservatorship for a child with special needs:

In the eyes of the law, once a child turns eighteen years of age they are considered a legal adult, and parents no longer have authority to make decisions on behalf of their child.  In cases where a child suffers from an unfortunate disability, or some level of incapacity, and is unable to provide for their own care and/or manage their financial affairs, parents may petition the court for guardianship and/or conservatorship.  This can be done as early as six months prior to a child turning eighteen.

Guardianship and Conservatorship for an aging loved one:

An aging loved one such as a parent, spouse, friend or family member may be struggling with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or some other age-related condition that hinders their everyday life and makes it difficult for them to perform daily tasks.  We will prepare all the necessary paperwork required to petition the court for guardianship and/or conservatorship of your loved one.