Guardianship law – advocacy when it's most important
- Establishing guardianship or conservatorship
- Assure continued care
- Administer trusts
- File annual reports
Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyer
If a relative or friend is no longer able to manage their personal or financial affairs due to age, disability, or because they have become incapacitated, they need a guardian appointed to care for their needs. A guardian acts like a parent for the person in need of protection, called the “ward.” The guardian will make important decisions for the ward, such as where to live, where to get medical care, and what religious and other activities the ward may participate in. If the ward has property in need of protection because the ward is unable to effectively manage it, the court will appoint a conservator. The conservator may be the same person as the guardian or it may be a different person if the ward’s assets are substantial.
People may require a guardianship or conservatorship for a variety of reasons. Sickness frequently makes a guardianship necessary, including degenerative diseases such as dementia, or sudden illnesses such as stroke or heart attack. Injuries from serious accidents may also make a guardianship or conservatorship necessary. In many cases, the cost of the guardianship case, including attorney’s fees, is paid out of the assets of the ward.
Please contact Matt Palmer Law Firm, PLC today to set up a consultation with an attorney to discuss whether your friend or family member is in need of a guardianship. We can discuss who might be the best person to act as guardian or conservator for the person needing care, the process involved in applying for a guardianship and what you and your loved ones can expect throughout the way.