Albuquerque Legal Guardianship & Conservatorship
If an elderly family member or a loved one with special needs becomes unable to make decisions or otherwise care for themselves, contact Albuquerque attorney Benjamin Hancock for advice. You may want to consider seeking legal guardianship or a conservatorship to give you and your family the ability to make the best decisions for an elderly or incapacitated loved one.
Legal Guardianships vs. Conservatorships
Under a conservatorship, a person's financial decisions are taken over by another person. For example, conservatorships are often established when a person is incapacitated due to a coma, or suffers from debilitation due to Alzheimer's disease.
Guardianships are established when a person is appointed to make non-economic life decisions on behalf of an incapacitated or incompetent person, such as where the person will live, and whether or not the person consents to medical procedures.
Probate Guardianship Establishment & Administration
Guardians are required to work under court supervision and must prepare an annual report. The same goes for conservators, who must also provide annual accountings. Conservatorships and legal guardianships can only be obtained through a court hearing.
The Law Office of Benjamin Hancock, P.C. can assist you with every aspect of this process, including:
- Filing petitions to establish a guardianship or conservatorship
- Defending in unwanted guardianship or conservatorship proceedings
- Removing guardians for conservators in cases of mismanagement or other wrongdoing
- Assisting with interstate transfers of guardianships or conservatorships
Speak with an experienced Albuquerque attorney!
Attorney Benjamin Hancock has handled hundreds of guardianship and conservatorship cases over the past 25 years, and in the process has helped to protect countless incapacitated persons in need of protection. The Law Office of Benjamin Hancock, P.C., takes pride in providing professional, competent, and zealous representation in guardianship and conservatorship cases in Albuquerque, and throughout New Mexico.
If you have a loved one in need of protection, call the Law Office of Benjamin Hancock, P.C. to discuss whether a guardianship or conservatorship in New Mexico is appropriate.
Schedule your consultation by calling 505-508-4343 today!