Sometimes an individual is incapable of managing his or her own personal care, medical treatment, and/or financial affairs due to some level of incapacity. When this is the situation, a court-appointed guardian or conservator may be required. In Colorado, guardianships and conservatorships are protective proceedings in which an individual's decision-making rights are taken away by the court and conferred onto another party tasked with the responsibility to care for or manage the finances of the incapacitated individual. Because you are asking the court to take away fundamental rights to make decisions from the individual, there must be clear and convincing evidence that a guardianship or conservatorship is appropriate.
The guardianship/conservatorship process can be complicated, with a good amount of paperwork and at least one court appearance required. If you wish to apply to a court to become a guardian or conservator for your loved one, we will walk you through each step of the legal process to ensure everything goes smoothly and your incapacitated loved one is protected.
CCDC focuses on the independence of the individual with disabilities first; therefore, we only help families obtain a guardianship/conservatorship when the process is uncontested and the individual with disabilities agrees to give up his or her rights. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment for your FREE consultation.
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