An Elder Law attorney serves the needs of senior clients. This may involve preparing a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney for financial matters, a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and a Living Will
An elder law attorney can also create a Conservatorship to protect the assets of an adult who is losing mental capacity. Elderly people can be subject to abuse and exploitation and a Conservatorship is one way to protect the elderly person and the assets they have accumulated.
In a Conservatorship, the Probate Court appoints a responsible person, usually a relative or family member, to have legal responsibility for the assets and the care of someone who no longer has the capacity to manage for himself. A Court-appointed Conservator must file annual accountings with the court.
An elderlaw attorney will review these options and help determine the method that best fits your circumstances.