Protecting The Rights Of Vulnerable Adults
As our loved ones age, they become vulnerable to illness and impairment. You want to ensure that your loved one is protected as they continue to go about their days. The decision to take away the power of a loved one can be an emotional and extremely sensitive topic.
At The Law Office of Rollie R. Hanson, S.C., we understand that this is a difficult time. Our attorney is here to answer your questions and address your concerns. We help individuals who are looking out for their aging loved ones, as well as aging adults who want to take action so that they can have a say in their future.
What Is A Guardianship?
A guardianship, also known in Wisconsin as a conservatorship, places an individual under the protection and supervision of a named guardian. A guardian can also be put in charge of an individual’s estate.
An appointed guardian is often a family member or friend. In some cases, it will be a fiduciary that is court appointed. A good guardian will try to let the protected individual keep some independence, but in many cases, the guardian must limit the rights of that individual.
Guardians will assist with sever important aspects including:
- Consenting to medical treatments
- End of life decisions
- Property transactions
- Choosing a place of residence
- Paying proper expenses and debts
- Managing assets and safeguarding property
Some aspects regarding the duties of a guardian can be laid out in an estate plan through thorough documentation.
Find Out Your Options
If you have a loved one who needs assistance, or if you would like to make arrangements for your future, contact our Milwaukee-based firm. Our team can help you with all elder law and estate planning needs. Schedule a free consultation and call us at 414-321-9733.