Guardianships and Conservatorships

Guardianships and Conservatorships can be sought on behalf of people who are minors, alleged incompetent, addicted or disabled.  Once a guardian is appointed, the guardian controls and protects that person, or their assets.

Guardianships or Conservatorships may be granted in the following:

  • -If an elderly person is unable to care for themselves.
  • -A child who has received an inheritance or compensation -for an accident, if the child’s parents are unable to properly manage the money.
  • -A child with special needs when that child turns 18. These arrangements can ensure that a guardian or conservator can still make essential decisions regarding the child’s medical care and finances.