If a loved one suffers from a mental illness, brain injury, cognitive decline or is in an incapacitated state due to stroke or coma, there may come a time when he or she is no longer capable of making sound decisions. It can be a gut-wrenching moment when you realize that someone else will need to be in charge of that person’s affairs. This is where conservatorships and guardianships come into play.
Guardianships are designed to assist with personal and health-related needs while conservatorships are designed to
assist with financial needs. A guardianship is a legal relationship that gives one or more individuals the
authority to make personal and health-related decisions on behalf of someone who has been deemed incapacitated or
incompetent by a court. A guardian will typically make decisions about another person’s medical treatment, safety,
and living arrangements. In Connecticut, guardianships are generally for people under the age of 18 or for
developmentally disabled adults.
A conservatorship is a legal relationship that gives one or more individuals the authority to make financial or medical decisions on behalf of an incompetent or incapacitated person age 18 or older. A conservator will typically manage another person’s bank accounts, investments, and other assets. A conservator will also manage that person’s finances by paying bills, collecting debts, and managing cash flow in and out of his or her estate
Drazen Rubin Law, LLC is equipped to assist with every phase of the process, including helping to identify which legal tool is most appropriate for the situation, the creation of legal documents required for the process, assisting the family in identifying the conservator and/or guardian, and guiding the case through the legal system. We offer compassionate support to families during a difficult process.