At Myatt & Bell, P.C., we are committed to representing family members and friends of those who cannot handle their own physical and financial affairs. We help our clients obtain the protection of a temporary or permanent guardianship or conservatorship. When pursuing guardianships and conservatorships, we will conclude the initial filing as expeditiously and sensitively as possible while supporting the guardian or conservator throughout the proceedings. Our goal is to help our clients care for their loved ones with confidence.
The extended incapacity of a parent or aging loved one can be highly disruptive to a family, particularly if one child must assume a greater role in caring for the incapacitated parent. While this transition can be difficult, it does not have to negatively impact the family or damage sibling relationships. When properly prepared and with sufficient support, families can navigate this period of life in a way that honors their loved one and strengthens the bonds among family members.
Elder law focuses on the protection of individuals over the age of 65, regardless of their health. Most elder law issues arise when a loved one begins to struggle with or lose the capacity to care for themselves. Incapacity is most often a result of dementia or a similar illness. As we age, most of us will start to lose the ability to provide for our safety and well-being, care for ourselves, manage our finances, or perform daily tasks. Our experienced elder law attorneys are ready to help your family navigate the challenges associated with financial institutions or other authorities who may question your legal authority to act on behalf of your aging loved one.
There are steps you can take to prepare for a potential period of incapacity. If you have questions about how your family can plan ahead and ensure the smoothest transition possible, please contact us to discuss your goals. We can also support you during the Protective Proceeding process, by helping you obtain guardianship, conservatorship, or both on behalf of your loved one. If you suspect that someone is abusing your loved one, contact us to learn more about how we can help. No matter what your specific needs may be, our dedicated legal team is ready to support you.