Guidance When a Loved One is Incapacitated
Legal Advice in Virginia Guardianships and Conservatorships
Dealing with a legal issue involving a child with special needs, disabled adult or elderly family member can be extraordinary stressful. Simply talking with someone who deals with these issues on a regular basis can be a great help and provide you with a calming sense of perspective.
At the Fairfax law firm of Jean Galloway Ball, PLC, we take pride in delivering quality legal service to clients when a family member can not make their own medical or financial decisions. If life care planning was not done or is lacking, our experienced attorneys can help you set up a guardianship or conservatorship to help you make the important decisions and preserve your loved one's access to care and benefits.
We provide knowledgeable guidance to guardians and conservators in keeping up with the initial inventory and ongoing accounting reports. If you have been appointed guardian or are seeking to establish a guardianship for a loved one in Virginia, contact us. We can walk you through precisely what is involved and what you need to do.
Insurance Settlements, Conservatorships and Special Needs Trusts
When a child or adult suffers permanent disability because of an accident or brain injury and receives a substantial insurance settlement or court-awarded financial compensation, it is often important to move quickly to establish a conservatorship.
A conservatorship can enable you to funnel the settlement into a special needs Trust for the benefit of your disabled loved one. Having a special needs Trust in place may enable your loved one to maintain eligibility for much needed public benefits.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes
Families sometimes disagree over who should be in charge of an elderly or disabled family member and end up in court. We are experienced in litigating contested guardianship and conservatorship actions. We can help you see that your loved one is protected and that an appropriate person is appointed by the court to care for them.
Contact Us Today
Call the Fairfax law offices of Jean Galloway Ball, PLC, at 703-359-9213 or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Virginia estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship lawyer.