Omaha, Nebraska mental health law attorney and lawyer Michael D. McClellan is a leader in helping persons with mental illness and their families deal with the serious issues that come with such a diagnosis.
He brings passion, dedication and commitment to his work. As a member of the Board of Mental Health in Douglas County, McClellan knows most of the mental health care professionals in this area and understands the care needed to bring stabilization to those persons suffering from mental illness.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
McClellan Law Office regularly represents claimants with a mental illness in disability hearings. The office has relationships with the mental health care community in this area and works with mental health providers to obtain benefits for those disabled by a mental illness. Understanding of mental illness, and the functional difficulties that lead to disability, has provided a strong track record in obtaining benefits for those persons disabled due to mental illness.
Determining whether a person is competent and capable of making their own life decisions and delegation of decision-making authority for those persons who are not competent and capable, either in the form of Guardianship/Conservatorship or in the form of Durable Power of Attorney (or a Representative Payee), are key issues for families with a loved one suffering from a mental illness.
The ability to access and finance medical care for the person with a mental illness, as well as long-term planning to ensure care after family members are deceased, are important considerations when a family member suffers from a mental illness.
McClellan Law Office petitions on behalf of family members seeking to have a person declared incompetent so that Guardianship or Conservatorship can be put in place.
GUARDIAN OR CONSERVATOR
The role of guardian or conservator for a mentally ill person can difficult and emotionally trying, but it is also vitally important. Mental health law attorney Michael D. McClellan is available to help families consider all available options for managing the affairs of their mentally ill family member, including guardianship or co-guardianship so that two family members can share the responsibility. If you cannot find a family member who is willing and able to undertake this responsibility, McClellan has served in such a position for those under disability and can assume this role or can seek another person to fill this role.
Undoubtedly the most difficult issue families face is the unwillingness of most mentally ill people to consent to medication or other forms of treatment. It is the nature of the illness that the person believes there is nothing wrong with them. McClellan Law Office works with families seeking commitment orders for psychiatric hospitalization and forced treatment for people who are highly likely to benefit from treatment.
PEOPLE DO IMPROVE AND GET BETTER
The good news is that many patients do improve with treatment; they are simply not capable of seeking it themselves. McClellan Law Office will provide the legal counsel, information and support you need to take this challenging step so that your loved one can find relief.
These are not simple matters. McClellan Law Office has handled many, many complex mental health cases. We invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal concerns.
McClellan Law Office, L.L.C.
McClellan Law Office, L.L.C.
12020 Shamrock Plaza
Suite 333, Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 769-2025 (fax)