Guardianship/Conservatorship Lawyers in Longmont
We at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. understand the difficulty faced
as a result of physical disability and mental incapacitation, whether
it be the result of
injury, aging or otherwise. Quite often, our loved ones are unable to take care
of their physical or financial needs. The state of Colorado allows for
the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator in such situations.
A guardian is responsible for ensuring the incapacitated individual's
physical well-being, and is often tasked with seeing that their loved
one is well cared for, receives the proper medical care, even where that
individual may reside. While one would not be able to make such decisions
for an incapacitated individual otherwise, the establishment of a guardian
allows for one to step in and manage the physical well-being for their
loved one. At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., our Longmont estate
planning lawyers can help you establish a guardianship or conservatorship
that is aligned with your needs.
What Is a Conservatorship?
A conservatorship is similar to a guardianship in that a conservator is
tasked with managing another individual, but in this case, it is to oversee
the financial aspect of their lives. Again, whether it's as a result
of injury, aging or otherwise, we often lose our ability to see to our
own financial well-being. Such circumstances can be extremely difficult,
if not impossible, to deal with as today's institutions are more stringently
regulated than ever before. The appointment of a conservator allows that
individual to step in and access financial resources and manage the day-to-day,
month-to-month, and year-to-year financial needs of their loved one.