Elder law does not refer specifically to one particular area of law. Rather, the term consists of an array of legal areas that affect senior citizens; including guardianship, conservatorship, estate planning, power of attorney and more.
The decision to pursue legal guardianship for a loved one is often not an easy process. Like many people. you may question yourself whether this is the right time to establish legal guardianship. You certainly don't want to take away a loved one's independence but a the same time you also don't want their wellbeing to be put at risk. Weinstein Bosteder understands questions are racing through your mind and we are here to be by your side as you determine the right path to protect your loved one's future.
A conservatorship is similar to a guardianship, except a conservatorship gives an individual the legal power and authority to make financial decisions for another individual who is not capable of making such decisions for his or herself. Being appointed as a conservator, however, is not an easy task and requires regular court hearings and a plethora of paperwork. Our attorneys understand this process and are here to guide you through this difficult process while you focus on what's important, the wellbeing of your loved ones.
Powers of Attorney
When you need help making big decisions, a Power of Attorney form allows you to give legal permissions to someone else so that they may act on your behalf. With a Power of Attorney, you are able to give someone the ability to:
- Write checks
- Sign official documents
- Handle legal matters on your behalf
Whether you are not available, or you just want to prepare for unexpected illness or incapacity, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle these types of matters for you whenever you are incapable of doing so yourself.