Guardians and Conservators
Helping a loved one with issues related to incapacity can be a person’s greatest challenge.
Helping a loved one with issues related to incapacity can be a person’s greatest challenge. Incapacity can be short-term or long-term, and can be due to a sudden event, a slow decline, a lifelong disability, or simply by virtue of being a minor child. Some incapacitated people have properly-executed estate plans that may include a revocable trust, power of attorney, or advance directive. The attorneys at Breakwater Law can help you understand what these documents mean, when and how to use them, and what liabilities you may face if you are named in these documents.
For children or for disabled adults who do not have estate planning documents, court authority may be necessary to help them. The disabled person may need a guardian to make health care decisions, including whether to place them in assisted living. The disabled person may also need a conservator to manage their finances and make sure their assets are properly used for their benefit.
While seeking court authority can be stressful, the attorneys at Breakwater Law are here to help guide you through the process, translate the legal documents, and compassionately ease the burden many caretakers face. Contact us so we can help.
Our services include (Oregon and Washington):
- Guardianships for Minors
- Conservatorships for Minors
- Using Powers of Attorney
- Exploring Less Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Guardianships for Disabled Adults
- Conservatorships for Disabled Adults
- Using Advance Health Care Directives
- Objecting to Guardianships and/or Conservatorships
Contact us today to make an appointment at
(503) 878-8948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.