Increasingly, we are living longer than past generations. Unfortunately, our physical or mental abilities are failing faster than our overall health. Consequently, estate planning by necessity also includes planning for how to pay for long-term care, as well as disability planning, Medicaid planning, and other issues related to the elderly. Our attorneys provide thoughtful and sensitive counsel to individuals and families dealing with issues affecting the elderly.
Even when clients plan for how to pay for their potential future disability and who the trusted individuals are who will help take care of them, circumstance can arise where court supervision is required. We assist clients in preparing the required legal documents and attend to the necessary proceedings in the event of a disability requiring a guardianship or conservatorship. Guardianships and conservatorships may be required for persons of all ages, including minors, the elderly, and those persons in between who suffer a catastrophic accident or debilitating medical condition.
After a person is appointed as guardian and conservator, we assist with the preparation of required annual filings with the court. And, because our team includes CPAs, we can assist conservators in the preparation of annual income tax returns.