410 E Grand Ave # 102 Laramie, WY 82070linda@devinelaw.org
 
 
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"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”
- Former President Bill Clinton
 

Lawyer in Laramie, WY

 
 
Mental Illness can be debilitating. It's important to remember that no matter how ill a person becomes, they still have rights--and those rights need to be protected.
At Devine Law Office we are committed to protecting the civil liberties for individuals who have lost their jobs, health insurance, or personal freedom due to mental illness.
Feel free to browse through the following pages to learn more. Please contact us if you have any questions.
For Information on Mental Health Issues visit:
 
Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Securing control over an incompetent person and/or his or her medical care and finances
  • Obtaining court orders for medical or psychiatric treatment
  • Getting court approval for estate plans and real estate transactions
  • Acting as Guardian ad Litem for the alleged incompetent person
  • Removing a guardian or conservator for good cause
  • Securing court orders for involuntary admission to a psychiatric facility or drug/alcohol detoxification facility
  • Securing court orders for psychiatric treatment of a patient committed to a psychiatric facility
Psychiatric Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Psychiatric advance directives can be used to plan for the possibility that someone may lose capacity to give or withhold informed consent to treatment during acute episodes of psychiatric illness.
  • Wyoming law allows individuals to appoint an agent to make decisions about their mental health treatment if they become incompetent to make decisions; to write instructions about how they would like their mental health care to proceed; or both.
Involuntary Civil Commitment
  • Definition: Is the practice of using legal means commit a person to a mental hospital, insane asylum or psychiatric ward against their will or over their protests.
  • Rights:
    • Hearing within 72 hours of being involuntarily detained.
    • Right to an Attorney
    • If you are indigent, the court must provide you with an attorney
  • We Can Help You:
    • We will represent individuals who have been involuntarily detained for mental health issues
    • We will insist the individual receive a fair hearing