Conservatorships are legal instruments designed to provide care for minor children, elderly family members and disabled children or adults that cannot manage their own finances. These legal instruments provide a designated family member or trustee the authority to make financial and non-financial decisions on behalf of the incapacitated person or persons. Conservatorships are complicated legal instruments that have several individual aspects to consider and plan for.
Conservatorships for Minor Children
A common situation where a child might need a conservator is when the minor child is receiving payments from an annuity or the child has received money from an inheritance. In cases such as these, a conservator is put in place as a legal authority to ensure that these funds are used and accounted for in the proper manor. Conservatorships are generally needed in cases where monies exceed $10,000.
Conservatorships for Adults
Anyone over the age of 18 is considered an adult. If a loved one has a physical or mental disability making it implausible for he or she to properly manage their financial resources or make reasonable economic decisions, a conservator could be legally appointed by the court to manage these financial affairs.
In most cases, conservatorships are complex and require the help of a family law attorney experienced in conservatorships. If you or a loved one are seeking a conservatorship for a minor or adult family member, call McDowell Chartered to discuss you options and the legal process.
Located in Wichita, Kansas, McDowell Chartered is a family law firm that serves clients throughout Sedgwick County and the greater Wichita Metro Area. Tom McDowell was admitted to practice law in 1992 and limits his practice to legal matters centered on family law matters involving children.
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At McDowell Charter, your concerns will be heard and they will educate you about aspects and case law that impacts your specific case. You will be involved and communicated throughout the entire legal process so that you are informed at all times. At McDowell Chartered, they treat clients as people and provide a very warm and friendly environment for you and your family. At McDowell Chartered we bring aggressive but reasonable negotiating experience to better assist our clients and bring a successful resolution to your case.
Contact McDowell Chartered For Your Family Law Needs at (316) 633-4322
At McDowell Chartered, in Wichita, Kansas, we have extensive experience in legal matters that affect your children and family. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Please contact me for a consultation. We represent clients mainly in the cities of Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, Wellington, Andover, and El Dorado as well as the counties of Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Cowley and Reno.
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