Guardianship and Conservatorship
A properly created guardianship or conservatorship can help ensure that the interests of an infirm or underage
person are appropriately protected
A family member unable to care for his or her person or
property, due to physical or mental infirmity or being underage, may need a
guardian, a conservator, or both.
A guardianship and its close cousin, conservatorship, often
become necessary when a person becomes incapacitated. While it is helpful to
understand the difference between the two, they are so closely related that they
are frequently established in tandem so that the affairs of incapacitated
persons -- and the persons themselves -- can be fully cared for.
We can help families:
assess the need for a guardianship or conservatorship
identify suitable persons to serve as guardian or
interact with the courts in ensuring the proper
establishment of the guardianship or conservatorship
assure that the family member's rights, property and
person are being respected and protected, with appropriate oversight by the
Our experience and judgment have taught us to
manage these client issues with great sensitivity.
If a legal dispute
arises, our estate controversy attorneys are
experienced in representing the interests of families, guardians and
conservators, as well as the individuals for whom the guardianship or
conservatorship was intended to protect.