Helping Families Protect Vulnerable Adults
Are you more involved in your parents’ lives these days? Are you finding that your parents have not yet created a will or do not have basic power of attorney or advance health care directives? If your parents still have the capacity to make their own decisions, it is best for them to create these important legal documents as soon as possible.
Once elders and other adults lose the mental capacity to create their own legal instruments, it may be necessary for the court to become involved in conservatorship proceedings to appoint a person who will be legally responsible for the legal and financial management of a person who is mentally incapacitated.
At Fletcher Family Law, LLC, we know what is at stake in these cases. We have been serving the Colorado community from our office in Centennial for years. Our years of dedication to our community have earned us a reputation among our clients and peers as a team you can turn to in your time of legal need. We take the time to understand all the unique details of your family’s circumstances and build a custom strategy to personally address your legal needs. We can help you with issues related to:
- Mental health
- Powers of attorney
- Advanced directives
- Adult guardian ad litem
- Court appointed counsel
It is not enough to settle for “good enough.” We have considerable experience in understanding how to protect vulnerable adults, and we want to be sure that we are using the law to your full advantage. For families, conservatorship proceedings can also mean unexpected family conflicts and expenses.
Reliable Guidance To Prevent Troubled Times
At Fletcher Family Law, LLC, we draft simple wills, basic powers of attorney and advance health care directives for adults of all ages. A power of attorney and health care directive are important instruments while a person is alive. In a power of attorney, a person will appoint another whom they highly trust to act on their behalf for financial and personal transactions should they become unable to do so on their own while alive. A health care directive also appoints a trusted agent to speak on their behalf, however, the focus is narrowed to their decisions for medical and end-of-life care. Properly drafted and signed, a power of attorney and health care directive can save a family from having to pursue a conservatorship in the future.
A will expresses a person’s wishes regarding distributing their personal and real property upon their death. It is helpful for a person to state their wishes to minimize family confusion and conflict, but also to minimize consequences such as unintended heirs and beneficiaries receiving from the deceased.
These legal documents sound simple, however, they require sound decisions that can be hard to make without a seasoned advocate to discuss them with.
Let Us Handle The Hard Part
Juggling your family life, your work life and everything else when caring for aging parents or disabled adult children or siblings can seem impossible. Let us take care of providing the information and necessary documents for you so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
If you are ready to get in touch with an attorney who is as compassionate about your needs as you are, contact us today. Call 303-741-8971 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step.