In some legal cases when an individual cannot care for him/herself and/or manage his or her finances, the court can appoint a conservator to act as a responsible party on their behalf. This is most often a result of illness, injury, or some other type of disability. A conservator focuses their efforts on taking care of someone’s finances – not their healthcare or non-monetary decisions. The court assumes that adults can make financial decisions on their own, so a conservatorship is only put in place if an individual is not able to do so. These cases can be especially sensitive in nature and a strong family lawyer can help you navigate these sometimes difficult issues. Lesa Koski offers Elder Law Services to her clients and has extensive experience helping families appoint conservatorships.
When to Appoint a Conservator
If you are concerned that a loved one is unable to appropriately manage their finances because of illness, injury or other health disability, you can work with Lesa Koski to file a petition for a conservatorship. Lesa will sit down with you (and any other family members that are involved) and discuss this process as well as the specifics of your case. Lesa has more than two decades of experience managing difficult, complicated and emotional issues related to family law. She is ideally suited to help you navigate the conservatorship process. Lisa is kind, caring, compassionate and an excellent communicator, so her goal will be to make sure that you and your family are clear about all potential next steps with this process and are comfortable moving forward.
Help Your Family Member Plan for Their Future
An elder law lawyer can help you consider important issues related to your conservatorship – like whether it will be temporary or permanent, whether you petition for a conservatorship and a guardianship, and what to do if you and another family member both want to assume this role. A loved one no longer being able to make financial decisions can cause a lot of stress in a family. It is hard to see someone you love struggle – especially if it is a sudden change or a result of aging. The court will be looking for a solution that is in the best interest for the ward, or the person who is under the conservatorship. And, Lesa can provide support and legal guidance every step of the way. For more information or to schedule a free 30 minute consultation to sit down and discuss your situation, call Lesa Koski directly at 651-214-5057 or email her at email@example.com.