Guardianship / Incapacity
Incapacity planning is a broad area of law that covers how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself. The type of care could range from simple tasks like buying groceries, paying bills, and handling financial matters to more important decisions such as selling real estate, gifting assets to your children, finding an appropriate care facility, or making critical medical decisions.
Depending on the needs of the individual or family, incapacity planning could include a number of planning techniques such as Living Trusts, Property Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills or Advance Health Care Directives or Guardianship.
What is Guardianship?
Guardianship is a court-supervised proceeding which determines whether an individual is incapacitated and names an individual or entity to manage the affairs of an incapacitated person. A Guardianship may also include the duty to care for the incapacitated person.
I help clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event they become disabled - determining who will make the various types of decisions for them if they become incapacitated - thus allowing my clients maximum control over their future care and reducing potential conflicts among family members.
You can call me today at (512) 255-8900 to request a consultation. I offer a 30-minute initial consultation for $50.00.