Protect the interests of an adult with special needs in your life.
Many older adults experience extended periods of time at the end of their life where they cannot make decisions for themselves. This can occur because of conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, a stroke, a serious accident, or another type of significant medical condition.
If they have an advance healthcare directive in place, the decisions about their medical care are already taken care of. And, if they have a durable power of attorney for finances, someone is already in place to take care of money issues. But if only one or neither of these documents exists, a conservatorship, otherwise known as an adult guardianship, may be necessary.
At the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter, we can help you arrange for an adult guardianship and work on seeking a judge’s approval. We often recommend securing an adult guardianship when there are no legal directives in place for caring for an older adult and not enough other written directions.
As someone’s guardian, you have the legal authority to make decisions about that person’s health, finances, and personal care. We work with many children in the Matthews, North Carolina area who want to establish adult guardianship for an aging parent, or the parents of a special needs child who want to maintain control over the child’s care as they grow into adulthood.
We can talk to you more about adult guardianship and if this is a legally viable option for your situation. Contact our office today to set up a consultation and find out more about establishing an adult guardianship.