Guardianships & Conservatorships
Get Advice for Your Particular Situation
When a person can no longer make sound decisions regarding their medical care, finances, and everyday life, their well-being may be in jeopardy. It may be time to consider guardianship or conservatorship, which is a legal means of transferring decision-making rights to another person. Levine Law Center can talk to you about the specific situation you are dealing with to see what applies and how to proceed.
When you talk to a Portland guardianship attorney at our family law firm, you will quickly find that your needs are at the forefront of our concerns. We will listen carefully, so we understand what concerns and goals you have. We know that appointing a guardian or conservator is a tough decision to make and that it has serious implications for your loved one. Whether you are looking to appoint yourself or another person, we can advise you of what to expect and how to move forward.
Conservatorship vs. Guardianship in Oregon
Conservatorships and guardianships are similar in that they are established to appoint a trusted individual to make decisions on behalf of a mentally or physically incapacitated person. They differ in the types of decisions that can be made. A guardianship will typically establish the right to make legal, medical, and personal decisions, whereas a conservatorship will typically address the right to manage financial affairs.
Appointing a Guardian or Conservator
Levine Law Center has experience protecting the needs of people who can no longer make decisions for themselves due to age or physical/mental incapacity. In such cases, we can:
- Obtain a determination from a qualified professional that the person lacks the physical and/or mental capacity to manage his or her own affairs;
- Establish the qualifications of the guardian or conservator and help you find a trusted person who can fulfill these; andf
- Set forth the terms and scope of the guardianship or conservatorship.
For more information that applies to your situation and needs, contact our Portland conservatorship lawyers.