As we age, serious disability is an increasing
likelihood. That’s why you should
probably plan in advance to have your personal care and financial affairs
managed, as you would want should you become disabled. If not, you could find yourself the focus of
a Guardianship proceeding ¾ known sometimes as a Conservatorship. In a humiliating public trial in probate
court, you’ll be declared legally incompetent and a court-appointed guardian
will be granted authority over your care. In some instances, your financial affairs will be managed by one person,
while someone else will make decisions regarding your personal care.