Knowledgeable Lawyers Who Assist in Addressing Incapacity

Part of estate planning is planning for incapacity. We want to ensure that clients will receive care consistent with their wishes and avoid undue court involvement. We believe it is important for our clients to plan for incapacity because no one can predict when it will happen, and when it does happen, it is very difficult for family members, doctors, bankers and others to coordinate your medical and financial decisions properly.

Knowledgeable Lawyers Who Prepare Durable Powers of Attorney

Our lawyers will help you plan for incapacity by preparing a customized durable power of attorney for health care, and a particularized durable power of attorney for financial management. We can also help you select one or more persons whom you trust to handle your medical care decisions and financial affairs in a prudent way.

Skilled Assistance From Experienced Conservatorship Attorneys

Conservatorships are a valuable legal tool used to protect any legal adult without power of attorney who lacks the mental capacity to make sound, personal medical decisions and financial decisions. Conservatorships can also be particularly effective in preventing a vulnerable and incapacitated adult from being exploited by others' undue influence, duress or fraudulent manipulation.

The conservatorship attorneys at Gary, Till, Burlingham and Lynch understand the importance of protecting vulnerable and incapacitated loved ones from manipulative and fraudulent behavior. We are prepared to assist you in establishing a conservatorship and selecting the right person to manage your incapacitated loved one's affairs and health during incapacity. We will also advocate for your loved one's interests in contested conservatorship proceedings.

Careful Counsel in Guardianship Matters For Third Party Care Givers

A guardianship is a special legal process that permits an adult guardian or grandparent to legally provide care, guidance and decision-making for a minor child when the legal parents are incapacitated, absent or declared abusive or neglectful. Our guardianship attorneys believe it is important for every child to have a dedicated and steady parental figure in his or her life. We are experienced at assisting in obtaining a guardianship in California over children in need and demonstrating to the court why a guardianship is in the child's best interest.

Prepare For The Future With Advance Health Care Directives And Living Wills

Our attorneys know that medical care decisions are personal and important. Important medical decisions include choice of doctor, elective surgeries, invasive tests and even the amount of medical treatment desired when end of life may be near.

Unfortunately, if clients do not specify their medical treatment wishes and decision-makers before incapacity strikes, it can be extremely difficult for family members, doctors and care providers to communicate and honor the clients' treatment wishes. Medical doctors may even refuse to honor your wishes if you do not specify them in a proper, advance-written document.

We strongly value the preciousness of life and want to help you prepare your advance health care directive so that your family and loved ones will be able to make correct medical decisions for you and honor your wishes upon incapacity.

Learn More About How You Can Protect Your Family

You can reach us at our Sacramento office at 916-900-1336 or send us an email to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to helping you create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your needs.