What is Guardianship & Conservatorship?
Guardianship, or conservatorship, occurs when a person requests the court’s appointment of an attorney to manage the personal or financial affairs of another person. Guardians and conservators are typically appointed to represent a minor or an incapacitated adult who are incapable of making their own decisions.
Children will often seek guardianship for aging parents that have lost their ability to make sound personal and financial decisions. Guardians and conservators are meant to provide legal guidance and oversee decision-making.
Why should I have a Guardian or Conservator?
Guardians and conservators can be extremely beneficial for a person with a loved one who is incapacitated to ensure sound personal and financial decisions are made.
Our team can assist clients with filing a petition for incompetence and the appointment of a guardian. Once the guardian is appointed, we can help with the court filings and bond renewals as needed. We also represent a person served with an incompetency proceeding who is interested in challenging the petition.
When should I visit a Guardianship & Conservatorship attorney?
Here are a few examples of when you should consult with your guardianship and conservatorship attorney:
- You have a loved one that has become incapacitated and can no longer make sound personal and financial decisions.
- You are related to a minor that has aging parents who have become incapacitated and can no longer make sound personal and financial decisions.
- You have been served with an incompetency proceeding and are interested in challenging the petition.
Guardianship & Conservatorship F.A.Q.
- What is guardianship? Guardianship is when a person requests the court’s appointment of an attorney to manage the personal or financial affairs of another person.
- What is a trust? A trust minimizes taxes and maximizes benefits for the person entitled to it. Trusts are a great way to distribute wealth to specific individuals.
- What is an estate plan? An estate plan designates how your assets will be distributed after death with tax benefits in mind, outlines how you would like to receive care as you grow older, and who can make decisions for you on your behalf.