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Famous musician may soon be under a conservatorship

On Behalf of | Mar 2, 2024 | Estate Planning |

One of the benefits of estate planning is that it allows someone to have control over their personal care and other matters in the event of death or incapacitation. Most Florida adults consider estate planning as beneficial for the distribution of assets after their death, but it can provide significant benefits during one’s lifetime as well. Brian Wilson from the famous musical group The Beach Boys may soon be under a conservatorship, a sometimes-helpful estate planning tool. 

Help for incapacitation 

Mr. Wilson recently lost his wife, who had been providing the singer care and support, as well as managing his medical care. Mr. Wilson has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder that impacts his ability to care for himself in all aspects of his life. After the wife’s death, other family members applied for a conservatorship of Mr. Wilson so that they could continue to provide the care he needs and deserves. 

The filing also addresses the fact that the wife was named as Mr. Wilson’s health care agent, leaving him without someone to make medical decisions on his behalf. The court documents filed seek only the conservatorship of Mr. Wilson’s person, not his estate. That will continue to be managed separately. 

Caring for loved ones 

A conservatorship is a helpful tool that may allow loved ones to help a Florida family member in the event of incapacitation. An assessment of the specific case can provide one the opportunity to see what estate planning tools are most beneficial for a specific situation. An attorney can provide insight into whether seeking a conservatorship will be useful for a family trying to protect the interests of an incapacitated loved one. 


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