Guardianship and Conservatorship Law Services
When a loved on is unable to make decisions for themselves due to a medical condition, financial situation or lifestyle choices, it may be necessary to ask the court to appoint a guardian or conservator. The Holland Law Group offers services to help guide you through the guardianship and conservatorship process. Understanding the differences between the two services will help you decide which you may need.
A guardian is a court-appointed person who will make medically-based decisions, and other non-monetary decisions including living situation and lifestyle, for a family member who is unable to act in their own interest due to injury, illness, or disability.
A conservator is a court-appointed person who manages and makes decisions involving someone's finances and property when they cannot make those decisions for themselves due to illness, injury, or disability.
When is a Guardian or Conservator Needed?
A guardian or conservator may be necessary when a disabled child reaches the age of majority, or an elderly parent is afflicted with a physical or mental illness making them unable to care for themselves. The Holland Law Group offers legal services to support you in petitioning the court for an appointed guardian or conservator when circumstances call for such action.
Another situation that may call for the Flagstaff guardianship and conservatorship legal services is when a minor child receives assets through an inheritance, as an insurance beneficiary, settlement agreement or other financial gain that isn't placed in a trust for the minor. Typically, a court-appointed guardian or conservator will manage those assets. The Holland Law Group works on your behalf to set up guardianships or conservatorships when needed and advise the guardian or conservator with respect to their responsibilities. In some cases, it may be possible to establish a court-supervised trust as opposed to a guardianship, which may provide greater flexibility.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Concerns
If you're considering guardianship or conservatorship for a loved one, you will likely have a number of questions. Many of those questions may be legal in nature and have lasting effect if you do not get the right answer. The Holland Law Group works with you each step of the way to ensure each decision you make is a well-informed choice.
When an aging parent or disabled child reaches the point of needing assistance with life decisions, you have options. Our experienced legal team can help you decide if you or a loved one can serve as guardian or conservator or if your loved one qualifies for having a conservator or guardian appointed. We can guide you through these difficult and sensitive situations. The focus should always be on the needs and desires of your loved one. With this focus, we can help you ensure they are well taken care of.
Flagstaff, AZ Guardianship and Conservatorship Law Services
The Holland Law Group can serve your family with compassionate legal guidance when you're considering guardianship or conservatorship for a loved one. Call our Flagstaff, AZ office or connect with us online to determine how we can assist your family.