Difficult decisions. Challenging choices. Trusted Virginia guardianship attorneys provide confidence through the process.
Caretakers for aging or ailing family members have an important role to play in the balance of the family dynamic. Unfortunately, due to advanced age, dementia or other illness, those we care for become, over time, unable to care for themselves and make their own decisions. If the individual has not executed a Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive, the last resort available to ensure that the individual has good financial, health, social, and quality-of-life decisions, made on their behalf is to petition for Guardianship or Conservatorship.
Established and monitored in a court of law, the process is a delicate one that may include involvement with Social Services and other court-appointed entities. Oast & Taylor has the combined skills of a very experienced legal team to assist you through this process.
As a Guardian or Conservator, you are bound by a court of law to protect the interests of the individual in need.
Guardians make decisions on the following:
- Daily care and quality of life
- Personal health and safety
- Educational goals and pursuits
- Medical treatment and plan of care
- Residential and living arrangements
Conservators are responsible for:
- Maintaining property and possessions
- Financial concerns, bill paying, etc.
- Protection and maintenance of all assets
Do you have questions about the Guardianship or Conservatorship process? Let Oast & Taylor estate planning attorneys guide you through the process. Click here to submit an online request and we will be happy to discuss your needs and concerns.