Conservatorship, Guardianship and Power of Attorney for Elders. These are heavy and important legal tasks and often are overwhelming. In this interview Kim Dodge speaks with Meredith Williamson, Elder Law Attorney with Pixton Law Group. Having an attorney that understands this area of law along with a caring approach is paramount. Meredith comments that: “Half of my clients come in to pre-plan and to see what’s ahead. The other half of my clients are in a crisis mode; A loved one has come in with regards to an aging parent who’s having cognitive difficulties or physical limitations and they need to act now”.
What is a Conservatorship? – It is a legal process in which the probate court appoints someone to manage your property and affairs during your disability.
What is a Guardianship? – It is a legal process in which the probate court appoints someone to take care of your personal needs.
What is Power Of Attorney? – It names an agent to act on your behalf with regards to your financial matters if you are absent or mentally incapacitated.
These documents as well as information on Medicaid, Long-Term Care and Advanced Directives are discussed and are also important when planning your estate. “Of course, the earlier you start planning for life’s changes, the more flexibility you are going to have”, warns Meredith.
Tune in for more valuable information on Elder Law and Estate Planning with Attorney Meredith Williamson.