Conservatorships

What is centrally involved with being a Massachusetts conservator?

What is centrally involved with being a Massachusetts conservator?

Would-be conservators and people just generally interested in the role played by such persons might assume that it features quite a bit of detail and complexity. Actual conservators in Massachusetts don’t simply suspect that. Rather, they know it to be true from experience. We confirm that reality on our website at the estate planning Law …

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Admonitory planning stories: no dearth of these frightful tales

Some of the stories related in a recent estate planning piece might reasonably be termed as “outlier” tales stressing truly dire ramifications that can ensue when a planner fails to take some requisite action that promotes certainty regarding a future outcome. Alternatively, they might be denoted as “the worst that could happen” tales. Here’s one, …

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A quick look at the difference between conservatorship and power of attorney

One of the tools commonly used to address the needs of adults with mental health challenges is the conservatorship. As readers may know, a conservatorship is a court-appointed arrangement in which a conservator is empowered to make decisions regarding a protected person’s property and financial affairs. Conservatorship appointments allow families to help ensure a family …

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Guardianships: What is involved regarding this key family law topic?

A sobering responsibility. A serious undertaking. Or, as denoted in an online overview of the subject matter, “an important decision not to be taken lightly.” Those and similar depictions are liberally interspersed in any well-considered report or essay discussing family law guardianships, and for manifestly evident reasons. For starters, a guardianship comes into play only …

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