"Wealth doesn't come with a handbook."
One of the tools commonly used to address the needs of adults with mental health challenges is the conservatorship. As readers may know, a conservatorship is a court-appointed arrangement in which a conservator is empowered to make decisions regarding a protected person’s property and financial affairs. Conservatorship appointments allow families to help ensure a family member with mental health issues is taken care of from a financial perspective.
It's laudable, of course, if you have already expended the necessary time, effort and well-considered thought necessary to craft a soundly tailored and forward-thinking estate plan to provide for your family, lawfully avoid taxes, fund your favorite charity, establish a personal legacy and so forth. Undoubtedly, you felt a sense of accomplishment and relief in the wake of doing so.
Some individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country likely feel sometimes as though they are standing outside a bubble denoted "estate planning and administration" and contemplating others within it who are timely and rationally taking care of business in that important realm while they are not.