Guardianships and conservatorships serve an important role in Oregon estate planning. Guardianships involve the appointment of an individual with the authority to make health care decisions for the physical and mental wellbeing of a protected person. Guardianships do not grant the guardian authority over financial decisions. By contrast, conservatorships give a person authority over an individual’s financial affairs when they are no longer able to manage their finances.
We believe proper estate planning can and should help avoid the need for the appointment of a guardian and conservator, as seeking appointment of a guardian or conservator involves direct involvement by the court and can be costly and time consuming. With the foresight of a properly drafted trust, the need for costly and time consuming appointment of a guardian or conservator can be avoided. Let us explain how.
Located in Silverton, Oregon and serving the Willamette Valley, contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the role guardianship and conservatorship in your estate planning portfolio.