A guardianship may be needed when an individual has become incapacitated and can no longer take care of his or her physical needs or health care.
If a person has become incapacitated, Oregon law allows for the appointment of a guardian to make decisions about where that person should live, health care decisions, and to ensure that the individual is being properly cared for.
A conservatorship may be needed when a person is no longer able to manage their financial affairs and has not created a power of attorney appointing someone to make financial decisions for them.
If an individual can no longer manage their financial affairs, Oregon law allows for the appointment of a conservator to manage the person’s finances and make financial decisions on their behalf.
If you have a family member who you believe may be in need of either a Guardian or a Conservator, please contact our firm.