Love moves us to take care of our family members. We do what it takes to see that they have whatever they need physically, emotionally, and financially. When a loved one becomes incapacitated, you may need legal authority to act for them, take care of them, and manage their affairs. This authority can come in the form of a Guardianship or Conservatorship created by the Probate Court.
Under Maine probate law, a person is considered incapacitated if they are a minor or adult who lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning themselves. If before becoming incapacitated, they executed a durable power of attorney, which may be all needed to manage their affairs. However, without a power of attorney and sometimes even with one, a more formal arrangement is needed.
You would likely need legal assistance regarding the Court appointment of a Guardian to protect a person or a Conservator for the protection of their assets. This Probate Court area of family law is one of our specialties. We have been successful in Guardianship and Conservatorship cases for adults and minors in Probate Court for 25 years.
We understand the importance of having the security of the law behind you in the care of your loved one. That is why we are happy to navigate the probate process with you to focus on providing care for those who need you.