Conservatorship Lawyers in Mississippi
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Conservatorships are similar to guardianships, but there are differences in the process of appointing a conservator and situations in which conservatorships are preferable. John Robert White, PA offers legal advice and representation for conservatorships. Let a knowledgeable Mississippi family law attorney from our firm guide you through the process.
When Conservatorship Is Necessary
Conservatorships involve appointing a person to care of another individual or that person’s estate. Typical conservatorship scenarios include when a person is unable to take care of himself due to advanced age, mental weakness, or physical incapacity. A person does not have to be adjudged mentally incompetent in order for a conservatorship to be appointed.
The court may consider several factors for establishing conservatorships, such as:
- Inability to manage affairs
- Improvident disposition of property
- Susceptibility to influence or deception by others
- Dissipation of property
The specifics of conservatorships can be confusing. Let a conservatorship attorney in Mississippi help you understand when a conservatorship may be necessary and when it may be avoided. We start with an honest and objective evaluation of your situation and make recommendations based on your unique circumstances. We will explain your legal options and provide the information you need to make important decisions for your family.
Planning Ahead Can Avoid Conservatorship
Establishing a conservatorship involves time and money, but the process can be avoided in many situations. We recommend clients execute a durable power of attorney. This allows you to appoint a trusted friend or relative to take care of your affairs in the event that you are unable to make important decisions. We also recommend setting up an advance health care directive to act as a health care power of attorney. This allows you to designate someone to make medical decisions should you become incapacitated. In this document, you have the ability to state preferences for your own medical care and make end-of-life decisions. We encourage our clients execute these documents sooner rather than later.
Contact our firm at (601) 675-4308 to get professional advice about conservatorships.