Lenexa Guardianships and Conservatorships
Guardianships and Conservatorships in Lenexa
When an adult is unable to make decisions for their own well-being, the court appoints a conservator or guardian to make decisions for them. The guardian may be responsible for making decisions regarding anything from finances to health care. The concept of a guardianship or conservatorship is similar to the idea of power of attorney. However, a guardian is appointed by the court, whereas power of attorney is usually chosen by the individual before he or she becomes incapacitated. If you live in Lenexa and believe that guardianship or conservatorship services may be right for your loved one, contact us.
What Is the Difference Between Guardianship and Conservatorship?
A court-appointed guardian is usually responsible for all aspects of an incapacitated person’s well-being. They’re often taking care of physical, mental, emotional, and even financial needs. On the other hand, a conservator is often appointed to simply take care of the financial side of things.
When Can a Person Be Considered Incapacitated?
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide whether or not your loved one needs guardianship or conservatorship services. Our Lenexa based lawyers can help you understand when an individual can benefit from these services. The standard by which an individual is deemed incapacitated can vary from state to state. A guardian is not appointed if an individual simply seems to be making foolish decisions, but if the court feels that the individual is incapable of making wise decisions for themselves, they could be deemed incapacitated and be appointed a guardian or conservator.
What Is the Process for Being Awarded Guardianship?
At our law office in Lenexa, we’re experienced in awarding guardianships. Most of the time, when a person who cares about the well-being of an incapable individual wants to be declared the “ward’s” guardian, they can request the responsibility of guardianship. A guardian can be any competent adult and can be a spouse, family member, friend, or another interested, well-meaning person.
Lenexa’s Guardianship Lawyers
Are you looking at the ins and outs of becoming a guardian or conservator? Would you like more information on any aspect of our Lenexa law office’s guardianship or conservatorship services? Our lawyers are here and ready to help you. Contact Boothe Walsh Law & Mediation today to learn more about what we can do for you.