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Issues with Guardians and Conservators

Posted by John Sweeney | Aug 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you don't have a Power of Attorney, someone will have to be appointed guardian or conservator in order to manage your affairs.

This can be a costly and contentious proceeding.

The New York Times has a great article today on problems in the guardian and conservator systems.  They cite a lack of supervision by the courts and abuse by the guardians.  

The best way to avoid these issues is to have a Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy that designates who your choice of Guardian or Conservator would be.  

Plan in advance or you will waste money and cause a lot of suffering for your family.  

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John Sweeney

John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.


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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.