It’s an unfortunate truth that as people age, health and cognitive faculties deteriorate. Michigan residents who select a power of attorney in their will can ensure their estate and loved ones are cared for if this eventuality occurs. At the Bingham Legal Group, PC we often help clients petition the court to establish a guardian or conservator in the event there is no designated power of attorney.
According to Parent Giving, a guardian makes decisions regarding the personal affairs of the affected person. This may include making provisions for living arrangements in a care facility, necessary treatments or day to day medical and dental care. Although a guardian can decide their ward’s place of residence, the court may have the final approval for any relocation. State law may dictate whether decisions regarding major medical treatments are appropriate.