Guardianships


For clients who have assumed the responsibility of taking care of a loved one who is unable to physically or financially care for himself or herself, we represent guardians in guardianship proceedings, from the initial appointment to the final accounting. Our representation also extends to contested guardianships.

Areas that we offer legal assistance include:

  • Powers and responsibilities similar to those of a parent of a minor child
  • Making appropriate arrangements for the ward’s personal needs
  • Making decisions concerning the ward’s educational, social, and religious activities
  • Making decisions about the ward’s medical needs
  • Arranging for medical care even if the ward does not wish to have it
  • In some cases, handling small amounts of money or property belonging to the ward (larger
    amounts of money or property probably require a conservatorship)
  • Reporting to the Court, and numerous other responsibilities