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Charleston South Carolina Conservatorship and Guardianship Attorney

If a family member living in South Carolina has become incapacitated or unable to make important financial and medical decisions, immediate action may be necessary to protect your loved one from harm.


Whether the danger is a result of unfortunate but inevitable decline due to age, an accident or disease causing injury to the brain, or a serious mental illness, the law allows close relatives to step in to protect an incapacitated family member by petitioning the court to appoint a guardian and/or conservator.


If you need the help of a respected attorney who can take decisive action to ensure that your loved one's medical and financial needs are being met, please contact the Charleston Law Office of John Kachmarsky for a consultation.


What is Conservatorship?


A conservator is appointed by the court and entrusted with the financial asset management of the estate of an individual who has become incapacitated during his or her lifetime. Conservatorship allows the court to protect the disabled or elderly by giving financial authority to a trusted individual with a legal obligation to act in the best interests of the incapacitated individual.

How Does Guardianship Differ From Conservatorship?


A guardian and a conservator are similar in that they are appointed by the probate court to look after the interests of an individual who can no longer exercise prudent care of his or her own affairs. Guardianship is designed to allow a trusted person to make important medical and health care decisions. This is especially important in cases of Alzheimer's, dementia or other mental incapacity where hospitalization or long-term care may be necessary.


Contact experienced conservatorship and guardianship lawyer John Kachmarsky today for a telephone consultation and for answers to your questions regarding estate planning, probate, wills, trusts and powers of attorney.




Charleston Tax Attorney, John Kachmarsky, and the Law Office of John Kachmarsky provide legal services in the areas of Asset Protection, LLC (Limited Liability Company) Formation, Business Formation, Contracts, Conservatorships, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Probate, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, FINRA Disputes, Securities Losses, Income Tax, Tax Planning, Tax Controversy, Tax Litigation, Tax Settlement, and Offer in Compromise to individual and business clients in Charleston and throughout South Carolina and the U.S. including communities such as North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, Florence, Beaufort, Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, James Island, Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, Beaufort County, Horry County, Georgetown County, Florence County and Colleton County.

John Kachmarsky is a Charleston Tax Attorney with a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation.  Charleston Tax Attorney, John Kachmarsky, is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and Georgia and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court.

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