If you have a family member who is losing their ability to take care of themselves, who is unable to make important decisions concerning their health or safety, or who is unable to responsibly manage their property or financial affairs, a guardianship or conservatorship may be necessary. Guardianship is obtained through the court to manage someone's health and safety. Conservatorship, also a court process, allows for the management of someone's finances. A court hearing is required in almost all cases, the requirements of the court can be confusing, and the entire process can be very emotional and frustrating for all involved.
In many cases, you may already be taking care of your loved one in every way, but a financial institution or medical provider may require legal authorization to provide you with access to information or resources. Our firm’s experience in guardianship and conservatorship cases can help make this process easier to understand, and we can make this process less intimidating by representing you at the hearing and guiding you every step of the way.
We are here to discuss whether obtaining guardianship and conservatorship is necessary in your case. The decision to pursue guardianship and conservatorship of a loved one can be a difficult to make. We are happy to discuss all of the options available to you to reach your goals in your specific situation.