It can be devastating to watch a loved one fade in their later years. Dementia or other health problems can leave a relative or dear friend unable to care for themselves or to manage their own affairs. Sadly, there are times when unscrupulous individuals may take advantage of someone in such a state. Fortunately, Connecticut law allows for the protection of those who can no longer care for themselves. By establishing a conservatorship, you can be granted authority to make decisions on behalf of your loved ones who are in need. Our Hartford lawyers assist with the establishment of conservatorships if your loved ones require assistance. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney. We also assist those in Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, and elsewhere in Connecticut.
Hartford attorneys establishing conservatorships on behalf of those in Connecticut
A conservatorship grants a person, known as the “conservator,” power over another’s financial and/or medical affairs. A conservatorship can grant one the power to make decisions regarding financial transactions, the buying or selling of property, whether or not medical care should be administered, and more. These types of arrangements become necessary when a loved one has not created a power of attorney as a way of handling such issues. Obtaining a conservatorship is a way to ensure that a loved one is cared for and that they are not taken advantage of.
The first step in establishing a conservatorship is to file an Application for the Appointment of a Conservator with the Probate Court. This Application will be filed in the district where the incapacitated loved one resides. A hearing will be held within thirty days of the time at which the Application is filed. The person over whom authority is being sought (who is known as the “conserved”) must be given at least ten days notice of the hearing. The person filing the Application must present medical evidence, dated within the previous forty-five days, which shows the conserved person’s alleged poor condition. If the Court decides, by clear and convincing evidence, that the conserved is incapable of caring for themselves then it will grant a conservatorship, which is no more restrictive than necessary, to the person who filed the Application. Courts do not grant authority over another without adequate cause to do so. It is important that you retain an experienced lawyer to assist you in the filing and handling of your Application.
Our Hartford attorneys have over seventy-five years of combined legal experience. We will use your initial consultation to gain a complete understanding of the situation. If obtaining a conservatorship is an option, then we will quickly file your Application with the Court. We will attend the hearing with you and make sure that the case is presented in a clear and concise manner. Once the order of conservatorship is obtained, we will assist you in making sure that financial institutions and care facilities honor it. We understand that your family is facing a serious situation and we will give your matter the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
Hartford lawyers providing quality service to those who require a conservatorship
If you are attempting to establish a conservatorship on behalf of a relative, then you are already facing a stressful situation. You do not need the added aggravation of an attorney who fails to keep you up to date as to the status of your case. Our Hartford lawyers understand the gravity of your situation and this is why we make client-communication a priority. Our counsel will quickly respond to your emails, will promptly return phone calls, and will make sure that they are available to answer any questions which you may have. We are honored to serve the community and work to earn this privilege.
Our firm also serves the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, West and East Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.