Elder Law

Elder Law

Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect seniors. As our loved ones age, they often fall victim to unscrupulous people who take advantage of them. The more wealth they have, the higher the likelihood they will fall prey to elder exploitation or fraud. We help fight back; we understand your loved ones worked hard to accumulate their assets, and when they have been taken advantage of, we will do everything possible to recover the funds they have lost.

When a loved one is unable to make financial decisions for themselves because of an alleged incapacity, a Conservatorship is an option to request the appointment of someone to become responsible for making financial decisions on his or her behalf. If there is a durable power of attorney in place, prior to the incapacity, this may not be needed. We can help you file the appropriate documents with the Probate Court to have a formal declaration of incapacity and subsequent appointment of a conservator if needed. Once this is in place, the person approved can take care of the financial affairs of the incapacitated person.

A Guardianship Action may be filed with the Probate Court when a loved one is believed to be incapacitated and unable to make health care decisions on his or her own behalf. Just like a Conservatorship, if there is a durable power of attorney in place, prior to the incapacity, this may not be needed. Further, we can help you file the appropriate documents with the Probate Court to have a formal declaration of incapacity and subsequent appointment of a guardian if needed.

If you are concerned about a loved one in Greenville or Laurens counties, contact Cudic Law Firm, LLC today. We can help you work out a customized solution to address your concerns. The sooner you begin the process of ensuring your loved one is not being financially exploited, or you take over their care, the easier it will be to ensure their long-term well-being.