Incapacity planning is a broad area of law that covers how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself. The type of care could range from simple tasks like buying groceries, paying bills, and handling financial matters to more important decisions such as selling real estate, gifting assets to your children, or making critical medical decisions.
Many people don’t plan for the future and do not have a plan for if and/or when they become incapacitated. Our team is happy to illustrate the importance of incapacity planning so that you are able to best plan for your future so that your wishes are followed and ultimately, give you peace of mind.
Depending on the needs of the individual or family, incapacity planning could include a number of planning techniques such as Property Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills or Advance Health Care Directives or Guardianships/Conservatorships.
What is a Guardianship or Conservatorship?
Guardianship, also known as Conservatorship, is a court-supervised proceeding which names an individual or entity to manage the affairs of an incapacitated person. A Guardianship may also include the duty to care for the incapacitated person.
Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event they become disabled, thereby avoiding the necessity of a public Guardianship proceeding. Contact the caring staff members at Slaton Schauer Law Firm, PLLC so we can help draft a plan that ensures your future is secured and you are protected. Call our office at (512) 258-9455 for more information on how we can help you.