Worcester Guardianship Lawyer
When a person becomes incapacitated and does not have a health care proxy or power of attorney in place, it may be necessary to petition the probate court to establish a guardianship or conservatorship. This is a complex, lengthy and sometimes adversarial process. An experienced Worcester guardianship attorney can guide you through the process and help relieve some of the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing.
I am Nicholas W. Daviau, a Worcester guardianship attorney and founder of Daviau Law Offices, PC. I am committed to providing people throughout Massachusetts with high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates. When you work with me, I will take the time to understand your unique legal needs and give you the personalized attention you deserve.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Guardianships and conservatorships are the processes by which a court appoints an individual to make decisions for another person. Each has a unique set of responsibilities, including:
- Guardianship: A guardianship allows you to make health care decisions for a person who is unable to care for himself or herself, including adult children with special needs and minor children.
- Conservatorship: A conservatorship appoints an individual to handle another person’s finances and estate.
Health care proxies and powers of attorney are designed to help a person avoid the need for a conservator or guardian. Creating these documents is inexpensive and private and could alleviate hours of aggravation and significant expense for your loved ones.