There's nothing more important than family. It's vital to ensure that the vulnerable members of your family are taken care of. Our conservatorship attorney in Palo Alto, CA, helps you provide an optimistic future for incapacitated children, elderly parents, and disabled adult children. This entails guaranteeing that they have sufficient financial support, selecting a guardian and alternate guardian for your children, and establishing a will that enables your guardian-elects to properly fulfill your wishes when you're no longer around to do so. By undergoing the conservatorship process, you assure that your beneficiary receives what they are entitled to. We can guide you in choosing a conservator that you can trust to manage the financial needs of your loved ones.
Peter S. Stern has even helped develop legislation to protect conservatees on behalf of the State Bar of California and the Judicial Council of California.
Caring for an Incapacitated Adult
When devising your estate plan, the care of the most vulnerable members of your family is likely your foremost concern. At our law office, we advise you on making crucial decisions about the financial support, protection, and guardianship of developmentally disabled adults, physically challenged adults, or similarly disadvantaged children who face a precarious future if the time is not taken to care for them.
Choosing a Guardian for Your Child
You should name a guardian who will raise your children according to your parental philosophies. The court will reject a guardian who is unwilling or unable to care for your child. We suggest that you name an alternate guardian to fulfill the role if your primary guardian choice is unavailable. We also recommend that you thoroughly discuss your decision with your chosen guardian to confirm that the guardian is willing and prepared to accept the full responsibility of caring for your child as you see fit.
Importance of a Will
Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, it is the court that will appoint a guardian for your children, and the court might make an unacceptable decision. You can make your own parenting decisions by drafting a will and updating your will if your designated guardian dies or becomes incapacitated.