Conservatorships & Guardianship Lawyers Serving in Troy, Oakland County, & Surrounding Areas
Making Sure Your Loved Ones Are Taken Care Of (Minor and Adult)
How do you help your parent with Alzheimer’s or dementia when he or she refuses to acknowledge needing help, even when the situation is becoming dangerous?
The safest way to protect a vulnerable adult is through guardianship and/or conservatorship proceedings. Both are handled in probate court and involve someone asking for a decision maker to be appointed because the person in need of protection is unable to make or communicate informed decisions.
When an issue takes you to probate court in Troy it is imperative to have an experienced probate attorney handle your case. Contact BRMM today.
What Does a Guardian Do?
Court-appointed guardians make medical, placement and other decisions, while Conservators handle finances. One person often serves both roles, but courts will also appoint two different people. To make the decision to grant guardianship over a patient, judges take into consideration:
- Medical records
- Financial records
- Testimony from family
- Testimony from caregivers
- Reports from court-appointed physicians
Judges take very seriously the process of removing someone’s legal right to make their own decisions. Making this determination – that the person in question is unable to make their own decisions – is step one; choosing who will be appointed to take over their decision-making is step two.
What Happens After I Am Made Guardian or Conservator?
The person appointed to serve on behalf of the ward has strict duties to act in their best interest. They are required to report to Probate Court and each year must file a detailed report so that court can evaluate the ward’s care. At BRMM, our committed attorneys will continue working with your family throughout the ward’s life.
While it is never the choice to initiate guardianship or conservatorship unless there is no other option, sometimes diplomacy fails. If a loved one’s Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other condition cause them to be too stubborn to admit needing decision-making help, this path is the safest choice.
We are grateful for their guidance and would definitely recommend BRMM.
“This firm has taken care of the planning for my husband and I to protect our future heirs. We are grateful for their guidance and would definitely recommend BRMM.”
I would recommend them 100 times over.
“They treat you like family and walked us through the entire Medicaid process for my mom, as well, as made sure our POA documents were in place. I couldn't be more grateful for their kindness, help, and guidance.”
- Van Zweden Famil
Strong, ethical, principles.
“When you have confidence in your lawyer, such as I found with Andy Mayoras and other members within his law firm, I fully trusted that my position was going to be zealously represented in an upstanding and professional way. I have nothing but deep respect ”
- George L.
The attorneys at BRMM exceeded all our needs and expectations during this trying time.
“Our family can not thank them both enough for their great work. We highly recommend their services for anyone's elderly care needs.”
- Kevin D.
Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras P.C. was a Godsend.
“When I count what few blessings I am fortunate to have, Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras P.C. is one of them.”
- Former Client
- Estate Planning,
Even if your loved one left a last will and testament behind, there may be instances in which it can be challenged. For instance, if your father had dementia and added his second wife’s name to a bank ...Read More
- Estate Planning,
When a loved one passes away, the last thing that might be on your mind when you are grieving is paying any creditor claims against their estate. But before a decedent’s assets can be distributed to ...Read More
- Estate Planning
When you are named the executor of estate assets and debts for a family member or loved one in Michigan, the position is called a Personal Representative. In this role, you are bound by important ...Read More