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We are can assist in various ways regarding Guardianship and Conservatorship cases. We are with you throughout the entire process. Not sure what this means....

What is a Conservator?

Conservatorship is a legal proceeding in which the Court evaluates the vulnerability of an adult who may be unable to take care of his or her own: needs for shelter, food, medical care, manage personal finances, or may be subject to undue influence. A Conservator is usually a family member or close friend. It is the responsibility of the Conservator to ensure the safety and well-being of the adult who cannot care for himself. 

If you feel you need to proceed to Petition the Court for Conservatorship of someone in your life, OR if you are notified there is a Petition for Conservatorship filed for someone in your life and you do not agree, contact us and we can help.

What is a Guardianship?

A guardianship is when the Court appoints an adult who is not the child’s parent to take care of the child or the child’s property.

This would require to Petition the Court for Guardianship of the Person and/ or Guardianship of the Estate.

Guardianship of the person is set up because a child is living with an adult who is not a parent, and the adult needs the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the child. In a Probate Guardianship of the Person, the guardian has full legal and physical custody of the child. The guardian generally has the same responsibilities as a parent. That means the guardian is responsible for the child’s care, including the child's basic needs for: 

  • Food, Clothing and Shelter
  • Safety/ Protection
  • Physical/ Emotional Growth
  • Medical/ Health Care
  • Education 

Contact us if you need to Petition as a Guardian for a child in your life, OR if you object to another person who is trying to obtain Guardianship status of a child in your life.