A family member or other significant caregiver may seek guardianship — usually of a child, an elderly adult or a disabled family member — for several reasons. Parents may be unable to take care of their children because of illness, addiction, incarceration or military service. A grandparent, uncle, aunt, sister, brother or other close relative or friend of the family may seek the legal authority to care for that child or disabled adult that guardianship will allow .
Colorado Springs Guardianship Attorney
Guardianships are obtained and terminated through probate courts in Colorado. Family law and elder law attorney Lynn Landis-Brown is equipped to assist clients in both child custody and guardianship matters. Lynn Landis-Brown, P.C., is a valuable resource for families with custody, guardianship or conservatorship needs in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock and the vicinity.
If you have a child with a disability who is approaching the age of 18, you very likely may need to establish guardianship of him or her as a disabled adult. Without a guardianship order, you will no longer have the legal authority to handle his or her finances and/or health care and care-giving decisions. A guardianship may also be the right legal solution allowing you to manage the affairs of an elderly family member with dementia or a close relative of any age with paralysis.
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If, on the other hand, your otherwise competent elderly parent or other disabled family member solely needs you to manage his or her financial affairs, a conservatorship may be appropriate. A conservator can manage the bank accounts and other material assets of an incapacitated person.
Former Registered Nurse With Extensive Experience in the Health Care Arena
In addition to her extensive experience as a family law and elder law attorney, Lynn Landis-Brown has a background as a registered nurse. In her capacity as a nurse, she often worked closely with families seeking solutions in the face of declining overall health or following medical emergencies involving elderly family members, car accident victims in the family and disabled children's coming of age. Her in-depth knowledge of the law, combined with her understanding of psychological factors and family dynamics, is a key strength of the law practice of Lynn Landis-Brown, P.C. She can help you and your family make decisions that meet your particular needs and facilitate an expeditious result that you are looking for: guardianship or conservatorship.
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Get the answers and help you need in connection with guardianship or conservatorship. At the law offices of Lynn Landis-Brown, P.C., we are committed to helping our clients face care-giving challenges with the right legal tools. Contact our Colorado Springs law offices to discuss your legal concerns with an experienced family law and divorce lawyer.