Guardianship and Conservatorships
While it would be ideal that, in the event of a tragedy, all the pragmatic and financial aspects are prepared for ahead of time, that is simply not always the case. Whether it is because a family neglected to select a trusted agent to make power of attorney decisions, they neglected to finalize an advance medical directive, or because there are complications or contentions within the family, it may be necessary to get the courts involved.
At The Law Office of C.W. Roop, PLLC, we have helped families and individuals across Virginia in these situations. We help individuals as they prepare for the lengthy process of establishing guardianship or conservatorship, whether contested or not.
Dealing With The Difficulty Of A Lengthy Proceeding
Guardians and conservators are appointed to protect an incapacitated person, whether it be an elder who is incapacitated by illness or frailty, or a minor under the age of 18. Guardians typically take charge of personal and medical decisions, while conservators exercise powers over the estate and finances of the individual.
Since guardianships and conservatorships can only be established through the courts, the process is often lengthy and costly, particularly if it is contested. At our firm, lead attorney Christopher W. Roop has years of experience working with clients in these matters, giving them a full understanding of the processes and helping them prepare for the best outcome. We guide people through the nuances of the situation, and through their continued responsibilities and duties as conservators or guardians.
We Will Stand By Your Side
To reach out to an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer for more information on guardianships and conservatorships, please contact our Spencer office at 276-352-4172, or use the contact form. We offer free initial consultations.