Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers in Colorado
Need to establish a legal guardianship or conservatorship in Colorado? Want help understanding rights and duties? Call Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. today.
Guidance for Guardians & Conservators Alike
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. To make certain no important responsibilities fall by the wayside, Colorado allows for the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator to act on behalf of the ward, or the person who needs a guardian.
A guardian is responsible for:
- Ensuring the incapacitated individual's physical well-being
- Seeing that their loved one received adequate care
- Making important medical decisions for their ward
- Answering and handling legal inquiries on behalf of their ward
If you need to name a guardian, or if you have recently been named as a guardian, allow our Colorado guardianship attorneys to assist you. We are here to guide you through each process and educate you in regard to your new responsibilities as a guardian. The path ahead can be confusing, but only if you go it alone.
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 Colorado estate planning lawyers can help you establish a guardianship or conservatorship that is aligned with your needs.
What is a Conservatorship in Colorado?
A conservatorship is similar to a guardianship in that a conservator is tasked with managing another individual’s responsibilities, but, in this case, it is to oversee financial concerns. The appointment of a conservator allows an aging, ill, or otherwise incapacitated individual to place their finances in the hands of someone they trust. The conservator will need to manage the day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year financial needs of their loved one.
In many ways, a conservator has a more stressful duty than a guardian since a little financial mishandling can create big problems later on. If you have been named as a conservator, then you should work with an attorney immediately to ensure you are prepared to care for the financial assets of your loved one. If you are trying to figure out someone to name as a conservator, then our Colorado conservatorship attorneys would be happy to help you determine a good candidate, too. Your best interests are our own when you select us to be your legal guides.
Need Help? Contact Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
It is our passion to represent those in need of a guardianship and/or conservatorship because we care about the people of our communities. With our in-depth experience with all things related to Colorado elder law, we are uniquely poised to guide you through any legal process or concern related to guardianship and conservatorship. You and your family deserve a stress-free life. Let us help by relying on our legal services today.
The services that John Konz at Jorgenson, Brownell & Pepin provided to myself and my family were invaluable. Their responsiveness, professionalism, understanding, and commitment to our needs were immeasurable.