When a person is no longer able to effectively manage his or her own medical or financial affairs due to disability, illness, or other life circumstances, specific legal protections may need to be implemented to protect the person and to authorize another to make medical or legal decisions on the person’s behalf. These legal protections are known as conservatorships or guardianships.
A conservatorship is a legal proceeding whereby a person is granted legal authority and responsibility to manage the finances and assets of another person who is deemed unable to do so themselves. A guardianship, on the other hand, is a legal proceeding whereby a person is given legal authority and responsibility to manage the general care of another person who is deemed unable to do so themselves, including making health care decisions and determining appropriate living arrangements. Depending on the circumstances, an incapacitated adult may need both a conservator and guardian to manage his or her affairs, especially if the incapacitated person does not have any type of estate plan in place.
What We Do
- Conservatorships for Minors
- Conservatorships and Guardianships for Incapacitated Adults
- Contested Conservatorships and Guardianships
Our attorneys have decades of experience in helping clients navigate conservatorship and guardianship proceedings. Each situation is unique, and we are available to evaluate the most appropriate course of action to serve the needs of any incapacitated or vulnerable adult in your life.