In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson, Southern Illinois Elder Law attorney, explains why establishing a guardianship or conservatorship is both complicated and costly and discusses how planning ahead and having powers of attorney in place is a much better solution. ? Why Is It So Complicated To Establish A Guardianship Or Conservatorship? Transcript: Hi, I’m […]
Why You Want to Avoid Guardianship or Conservatorship For an Alzheimer’s Victim
People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will, unfortunately, eventually lose their capacity for making decisions. When this happens, if they don’t have someone who’s been given authority to act for them through powers of attorney, the only alternative is court proceedings that are known as guardianships and conservatorships. There are many reasons why you would want to avoid guardianship or […]
Can a Guardian undertake Medicaid Planning for you?
Can a conservator or guardian undertake Medicaid Planning for someone who has not authorized them to do so with a Power of Attorney? It really depends on where you live if a conservator or guardian may undertake Medicaid Planning for you, however having the proper powers of attorney in place is a relatively inexpensive and definitive way […]