Weinberg Elder Law to Focus on Establishing Legal Guardianships and Conservatorships for Cognitively Challenged Georgians.
ATLANTA, GA — January 17, 2023 — Weinberg Elder Law, LLC announced today that the firm is refocusing exclusively on Georgia guardianships and conservatorships. By focusing in this area of what is called fiduciary law, Weinberg will be able to allocate 100% of her resources to protect Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.
“Since beginning my elder law practice in 2005, I have seen an increasing number of seniors and other individuals with disabilities who need the legal protections that come with guardianship and conservatorship,” said Diane Weinberg. “After much thought and consideration, Weinberg Elder Law has decided to focus its services exclusively on these types of protective proceedings and the related issues.”
In Georgia, any adult who lacks sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions about his or her health and safety is a candidate for a guardianship. A conservatorship is appropriate for individuals who lack sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions for the management of their property.
“I joke that while I began this practice in elder law, I have increasingly become a civil rights attorney protecting the rights of vulnerable populations. My goal is to help families and friends provide for the care of individuals who lack the ability to care for themselves while ensuring that the protected parties maintain their rights and their dignity.” said Weinberg. “In our practice, we strive to deliver the highest quality legal services for families experiencing the hardships that impact seniors and individuals with disabilities.”
Despite an aging population, there is no national data concerning the number of guardianships in the United States. An August 11, 2022 article from the Center for American Progress estimates that 1.3 million Americans currently live under some form of guardianship. Additionally, news reports concerning celebrities like Casey Kasem and Brittney Spears highlight the possibility of abuse by family members and court-appointed fiduciaries who are supposed to protect them.
Weinberg Elder Law remains committed to finding the balance required to help families protect individuals with cognitive impairment while protecting those individuals’ rights and providing them with the best possible quality of life.
About Weinberg Elder Law
Weinberg Elder Law, LLC provides legal services designed to help Georgia’s seniors and their families navigate the complex process of aging. Founder Diane Weinberg, JD, is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney, a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is also the State Ambassador for the Georgia Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ms. Weinberg is the only private practice attorney in Georgia to have earned certification as an ACT (At Risk Adult Certification Training) offered through the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services. For more information, visit www.weinbergelderlaw.com