guardianship & conservatorship
Guardianship and Conservatorship involve protection of persons and their property. A Guardian of a minor has the powers and responsibilities of a parent regarding the minor's support, care, education, health, and welfare. If a minor with a Guardian has, or is to inherit an estate, the court will appoint a Conservator to manage the estate in the best interests of the minor. The Guardian and Conservator are subject to court supervision and must petition the court for permission for certain transactions. Our office drafts wills and living revocable trusts in order to avoid Conservators for minors and to appoint trusted friends and family as potential Guardians. In our practice we often represent elderly clients subject to Guardianship petitions, as well as young people with special needs turning eighteen years old. We help families petition for Guardianship and Conservatorship, and we also represent clients subject to such petitions before the court. Whether you're petitioning to become Guardian or Conservator or challenging such a petition, we guide you through the process and help you understand your rights, duties, and authority.