Portland Guardianship Lawyer
Oregon Conservatorship Law Firm
If you have a family member or a loved one who is physically or mentally disabled and cannot manage their own affairs, a guardianship or conservatorship can help you transfer control of financial and/or medical decision to yourself, or to someone who will look out for your loved one’s best interests. A lawyer experienced in matters involving protected persons can help you take the right steps to protect the rights of an incapacitated person.
At the Mead Law Firm P.C., we bring more than 25 years of experience to individuals throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley, including people who need assistance establishing a guardianship or conservatorship. We have big firm experience, but practice out of a small office, with all of your concerns being handled directly by an attorney. We place a premium on accessibility, working hard to be available when you have questions or concerns. Our goal is to provide high-caliber, cost-effective counsel to all clients.
Experienced Counsel in Guardianship and Conservatorship Matters
At the Mead Law Firm P.C., we have experience working with clients who seeking to protect the personal, financial and medical concerns of a loved one. We recognize that coming to decision to appoint a guardian or conservator for a protected person is never an easy one. It is frequently fraught with emotional concerns. If you know of someone who lacks the ability to make sound decisions about medical care or financial matters, we can help you take all the steps to safeguard their interests, including:
- Obtaining a determination from a qualified medical or mental health professional that your loved one lacks legal capacity to manage his or her affairs
- Establishing the qualifications of an appropriate conservator or guardian to effectively manage the affairs of the protected person, and helping you find someone who can and will act as guardian or conservator, if you cannot or choose not to
- Setting forth the terms and scope of the guardianship/conservatorship—as a general rule, a guardianship grants the right to make legal, personal and medical decisions for the protected person, and a conservatorship grants the right to manage financial affairs.
We will help you address any questions or concerns regarding the establishment of a guardianship or conservatorship, and will work with you to oversee any annual reporting required.