CONSERVATORSHIPS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY
PROTECTING LOVED ONES AT RISK
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.