Denver, Colorado, Guardianship Attorneys
If you have not executed a Medical Durable Power of Attorney and you are deemed legally incapacitated, you will lose control of who makes important medical and day-to-day living decisions on your behalf. The Colorado legislature and the court will make that decision for you. Learn how you can nominate a guardian in your Medical Durable Power of Attorney.
You Decide Who Will Be Your Guardian
You can remain in control of your life by executing a Medical Durable Power of Attorney stating who you want to make medical decisions on your behalf as your agent under your Medical Power of Attorney or, if necessary, as your guardian. When you nominate an agent and a guardian in your Medical Durable Power of Attorney, you have greater control over who will be appointed to make decisions on your behalf. To learn how to protect yourself with a guardianship, contact an attorney at Glatstein & O’Brien LLP .
If you find yourself or a family member facing a contested guardianship proceeding, contact Glatstein & O’Brien LLP.
Legal Guardianships in Colorado
If you become incapacitated and do not have a Medical Durable Power of Attorney, the court will appoint a guardian to make medical and day-to-day living decisions on your behalf. The guardian has the power to make important decisions about your life. The court will define the scope of the guardian at the time of the guardian’s appointment, limiting the power of a guardian to areas where you are unable to make decisions in your own best interest.
Nominate a Guardian For Your Children
For families with younger children, it is important to name a guardian for your children. The guardian is appointed in the event both you and your spouse become unable to take care of your children. If you do not appoint a guardian for your children, the court will appoint a guardian to care for your children if you die or become mentally incapacitated.
Proactive Guardianship Representation in Colorado
You cannot predict the future, but you can decide who will make decisions for you or your children in the event you lose the ability to do so. Planning for your future will offer you and your family the best protection and make sure your wishes are carried out. We urge you to discuss your wishes with the person you name as agent under your Medical Power of Attorney and who you nominate to serve as your guardian to enable them to act as in accordance with your wishes.
To deal with your future proactively, contact a lawyer at Glatstein & O’Brien LLP for an appointment to learn more. Our guardianship lawyers will help you establish a guardianship, a Durable Power of Attorney or a living will to protect you. Our firm represents clients throughout the Denver metro area.