Guardianship & Conservatorship Explained
A Guardianship is a court proceeding for the appointment of an individual to provide care and to make personal decisions for a minor or an incapacitated adult. A Conservatorship is a court proceeding to appoint an individual or a corporation as a fiduciary similar to a trustee, to manage the financial affairs of a minor child or an incapacitated adult who cannot manage his or her own property or financial affairs. The same person or different persons can be appointed to serve as Guardian and Conservator for a minor child or incapacitated adult.
Of course, if possible through the estate planning process, the goal is to try to avoid the need for court proceedings and the appointment of either a Guardian or Conservator. However, there are times when there is no other alternative. Obtaining the appointment of a Guardian or Conservator, or both, can be a very complicated and emotional process. Mr. Abood has the experience needed to assist clients through the complex court procedures necessary to obtain the initial appointment of a Guardian and Conservator, and also to insure compliance with all subsequent requirements such as obtaining court approval of annual accountings, obtaining fiduciary bonds, setting up restricted accounts, and numerous other requirements imposed upon court appointed Guardians and Conservators.
Contact our office at 602-952-9000 or by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to meet with you, review your circumstances, answer questions, and help you with your guardianship and conservatorship matter.