How to Plan Ahead to Avoid Court-Appointed Guardianship and Conservatorship in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Robert J. Green, Esq. Who will make decisions for you regarding finances and healthcare if you are alive but unable to make your own decisions because COVID-19 (or anything else) has left you incapacitated? If you are an adult in Idaho and become unable to make your own decisions in life due to injury,…Read More
Is Court-Appointed Guardianship or Conservatorship in Your Future?
If you are an adult in Idaho and become unable to make your own decisions in life due to injury, illness, or some other form of incapacity, there are two basic ways in which another person becomes the stand-in decision maker for you. The first way is through the use of a previously written and signed Power of Attorney Document in which you will have stated who it is that should make your decisions for you if you cannot do so. That stand-in decision maker is called your “Agent” or your “Attorney in Fact.” However, if you have not previously completed valid Power of Attorney documents, a judge will need to appoint someone to become your decision maker through a court process known as Guardianship and Conservatorship. If a judge has to appoint your stand-in decision maker, that person will be called your “guardian” and/or “conservator.”Read More