Georgia Conservatorship Attorneys

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What Is Conservatorship?

Conservatorship helps take care of people who can’t make important decisions for themselves.

This is usually because they are sick or unable to do so.

It’s like having someone you trust to look after you when you can’t do things on your own.

There are two main types of conservatorships in Georgia:

  1. Conservatorship of the Person. This means someone makes decisions for you when you can’t make them yourself. They decide about things like your health and where you live.
  2. Conservatorship of the Estate. This means someone can manage your money and pay your bills when you can’t do it.

You have to ask the courts for permission to get a conservatorship.

The courts will meet to decide if the person needs help.

And if a conservatorship is the best route to help.

If they agree, they’ll pick someone responsible to be in charge.

That person will have to report to the court what they’re doing to help the person.

Conservatorships mean the person needing help has less control over their life.

So, the court thinks carefully before making this decision.

If you need help with this, fill out the form on this page.

It’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer who knows about conservatorships.

Having an attorney request the courts strengthens your request

What Does A Conservatorship Attorney In Georgia Do?

Conservatorship attorneys help when you’re unable to manage your own affairs.

They do several important things:

  1. Start the Process. They help people begin the legal process of getting a conservatorship. This means they ask the court to appoint someone to take care of the person who needs help.
  2. Go to Court. The attorney goes to court to speak for the person who needs help or the person asking for it. They explain why conservatorship is needed.
  3. Check if Someone Needs Help. They work with doctors and experts to see if the person really can’t take care of themselves.
  4. Find the Right Person. If the court agrees, the attorney helps find the best person to take care of the one who needs help.
  5. Manage Money. They help the person in charge (the conservator) look after money and pay bills.
  6. Follow Rules. They make sure everyone follows Georgia’s laws about conservatorships. This includes telling the court how things are going.
  7. Solve Problems. They can help the family when there are problems with the conservatorship.
  8. Stop the Conservatorship. The attorney can help end the conservatorship.
  9. Protect Rights. The attorney speaks up in court to protect someone’s rights.

You should get help from a conservatorship attorney who knows the laws in Georgia.

Fill out the form to talk to an attorney today.


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“I had a wonderful experience working with Shawn and Melissa! They were both extremely patient with me through the entire process. Even when I didn’t fully understand, they took the time to thoroughly explain all the details of my situation to ensure I got the best outcome possible. I will not be using anybody else from now on!”

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How Does Getting Conservatorship Work?

Here’s how getting a conservatorship in Georgia works:

  1. Starting the Process. Someone, often a family member or friend, needs to fill out a form and give it to a court. This form explains why they think conservatorship is needed. And it lays out what the conservator should be allowed to do.
  2. Letting People Know. The court makes sure the conservatee and family members are told about the request. This way, they have a chance to say if they agree or disagree with it.
  3. Checking the Situation. A doctor or social worker will look at the conservatee’s condition. This is to understand how much help they need. They’ll write a report for the court.
  4. Going to Court. There will be a court meeting where the judge will look at the form, the reports, and listen to what people have to say. The judge will decide if a conservatorship is necessary. They will also decide what powers the conservator should have.
  5. Choosing the Conservator. If the judge says yes, they’ll choose a conservator. This person will be responsible for making decisions for the conservatee. The conservator might make choices about the person’s money, personal life, or health.
  6. Keeping Tabs. The conservator has to tell the court what they’re doing regularly. This makes sure everything is done correctly. The court might also check on the conservatorship from time to time.
  7. Changing or Ending It. If things get better for the conservatee, the conservatorship can be stopped or changed. The court will decide if it’s still needed.

The Benefits Of Having Conservatorship Set Up

Now you know what conservatorship attorneys do.

But is setting up a conservatorship worth it? 

Here are the benefits of setting up conservatorship:

  1. Protection. It safeguards people who can’t make decisions due to incapacity. This shields them from exploitation.
  2. Financial Management. Allows a conservator to handle financial matters, like paying bills and safeguarding assets.
  3. Healthcare Decisions. Healthcare conservatorships empower someone to make medical choices for the person who can’t.
  4. Personal Care. It addresses daily living needs, such as housing, nutrition, and safety.
  5. Family Peace of Mind. Gives family members or trusted people the legal framework to care for the person.
  6. Legal Recognition. Offers legal protection for decisions made, preventing disputes.
  7. Conflict Resolution. Solves disagreements among family members or interested parties regarding care.
  8. Accountability. Requires conservators to report to the court, ensuring decisions benefit the person.

Remember, conservatorships involve giving up personal decision-making power.

So they should only be used when there are no better options.

And they should always consider the person’s best interests.

Read More: Conservatorship vs Guardianship

Who Needs A Conservatorship Lawyer?

Who might need a conservatorship lawyer?

  1. People Applying. If you’re trying to set up a conservatorship for someone, you might need a lawyer. They can help with paperwork and represent you in court.
  2. The Person Under Conservatorship. Let’s say you’re the one needing a conservatorship. A lawyer can protect your rights. Especially if you disagree with it or have concerns about your conservator’s actions.
  3. Potential Conservators. Let’s say you’re willing to become a conservator. A lawyer can guide you through your responsibilities and legal obligations.
  4. Family Members. Other family members might hire a lawyer. This is to protect their interests or contest a conservatorship.
  5. Interested Parties. Those with an interest in the conservatorship may need a lawyer to address concerns. This could be friends, healthcare professionals, or financial institutions.
  6. Challenging or Changing Existing Conservatorships. Let’s say you think an existing conservatorship is no longer needed or is being misused. A lawyer can help you challenge it or request changes.
  7. Planning Ahead. Some use a lawyer to create legal documents like POAs or healthcare directives. This can help avoid the need for a conservatorship if they become unable to make decisions.

A conservatorship lawyer helps different people involved in conservatorship matters.

This makes sure they follow the law and protect the person who needs help.

Read More: Power Of Attorney vs Conservatorship

What Happens If You Don’t Do Conservatorship Planning?

If you skip conservatorship planning, here’s what could happen:

  1. Court-Appointed Conservator. A court may pick someone to manage your affairs. This person might not be who you would have chosen.
  2. You Lose Control. Without your input, the court decides who handles your finances and health care.
  3. Family Disagreements. Without a clear plan, your family might argue over who should be in charge.
  4. Delays in Decisions. Getting a court-appointed conservator takes time. Important decisions could be put on hold.
  5. Less Privacy. Court processes for conservatorship are public. Your personal matters could become known.
  6. Higher Costs. Legal and court fees for appointing a conservator can be expensive.
  7. Stressful for Everyone. The uncertainty and legal process can be stressful for you and your family.
  8. Risk of Mismanagement. There’s a chance a court-appointed conservator might not manage your affairs well.

In short, not planning means losing control over who manages your affairs if you’re unable to.

Fill out the form on this page to make a plan that suits your needs.

What Conservatorship Services We Offer

As conservatorship attorneys, here’s what we do to help you with conservatorship:

  1. Advice and Planning. We talk with you to understand your situation and give you the best advice on how to set up a conservatorship.
  2. Filling Out Papers. We handle all the paperwork needed to start a conservatorship. This makes sure everything is done right per Georgia’s conservatorship laws.
  3. Going to Court for You. We stand up for you in court, explaining your side and fighting for what you need.
  4. Choosing the Right Person. We help pick the best person to look after your things or care, whether it’s a family member or someone else.
  5. Taking Care of Kids or Adults Who Need Help. We handle legal matters for children or adults who can’t make their own decisions.
  6. Help with Money Matters. We give advice on how to handle the money and property of the person under conservatorship. This is to keep it safe and used well (and avoid legal conflicts).
  7. Health Care Choices. We help arrange for the medical and personal care of the person under conservatorship. This makes sure they are well taken care of.
  8. Ongoing Help. We’re here to give you continuous legal help and advice as long as the conservatorship lasts.
  9. Solving Problems. If any problems or disagreements come up, we work to fix them, whether by talking it out or going back to court.
  10. Ending a Conservatorship. When it’s time to end the conservatorship, we help with that process to make it smooth.

Our main goal is to give friendly and easy-to-understand legal help.

We make sure the conservatorship process is as easy and worry-free as possible.

We are always looking out for what’s best for our clients.

Fill out the form to start your conservatorship process today.

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Who We Are

We are a local, family-owned, Georgia conservatorship law firm. Melissa went to John Marshall Law School in downtown Atlanta. We moved to Alpharetta after law school in 2017. After that, we moved to Suwanee to follow Shawn’s engineering job. Then, we settled down in Buford after having our first child. Now, we have two little ones. We spend the weekends going to Gwinnett County parks with our friends and kids, going to Jaemor and the Suwanee farmer’s markets to support local farmers, and camping/hiking at Lake Lanier with the kids. Thanks for joining and supporting our local family business!

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