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Adult Protective Proceedings Are About Balance

We Help Find the Right Time for Guardianships and Conservatorships

Life happens. We get old or aren’t old enough. We become injured in accidents. We suffer health complications. These and other life events can affect our intellectual ability to make decisions about matters of health, safety, or finances. When we are no longer able to make sound decisions, another person may take legal responsibility over these choices through a guardianship or conservatorship.

It’s not an easy call to make when there is a delicate balance between retaining control over your own life and ensuring that a loved one doesn’t get in the way of their own well-being.

Understanding the Difference

Guardianships and conservatorships both have the same underlying principle or effect: the legal authority to make decisions for a minor or incapacitated person. It is the type of decisions that make them different.

  • Guardianships: A guardianship gives another person legal authority over decisions that involve the health and well-being of the individual. This may include making decisions about where a person should live or which medical treatment is best.
  • Conservatorships: A conservatorship gives another person the legal authority over another individual’s financial decisions. This may include paying rent, authorizing purchases on their behalf or managing property that they own.

Let Us Help You Defend Against or File an Appointment

Our attorneys understand the gravity of the situation from both perspectives. Whether you are fighting to retain control over your life or worried that another could be at risk, Chenoweth Law Group can help.

Call our office in Portland at 503.446.6261 when you need advice or representation in an adult protective proceeding in Oregon.

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