Individuals who suffer from dementia, mental illness, brain injury or other cognitive impairments are particularly vulnerable to undue influence and crimes such as fraud and identity theft. When a person is unable to make sound decisions for themselves due to mental incapacity, and there is no pre-existing authority of appointment, someone must step forward and ask the court to appoint a suitable person to protect their interests. The Court has the authority to make these appointments on behalf of a person, but someone must ask for this relief to be granted and provide evidence to the court that such appointments are warranted.
Additionally, once an individual is appointed to serve as Guardian or Conservator, one must navigate their way through reporting requirements put in place by the court system.
Rawlins Asack, LLC, works closely with families, professionals and health care organizations to assist with all phases of Guardianship and Conservatorship including but not limited to: initial filings such as Petition for Appointment of Guardian, Petition for Appointment of Conservator as well as post-appointment representation such as Petition to Expand Authority, and support with filing Care Plan Reports, Monitor’s Reports and Accounts.