Guardianships and Conservatorships
A guardianship becomes necessary when an individual lacks the capacity to make rational decisions concerning their health care. However, Georgia law favors individual autonomy, therefore for a guardianship to be awarded the individual must not understand the consequences of their decisions.
There are many instances where a guardianship or a conservatorship may be in an individual’s best interest. In order to protect the interests of you or your loved one, creating a guardianship or conservatorship may be the best choice.
The decision to establish a guardianship or conservatorship is critical because it will affect an individual for the rest of their life. An individual may not be able get married, take care of their own money or decide where they want to live. Because this decision is so critical, it is highly important you seek advice from a lawyer about your options.
If you know an adult who has been incapacitated and can benefit from the care and assistance of a guardian, we can help you walk through the guardianship process.