At times, it may be necessary to go to court and seek the appointment of a guardian or conservator for a minor child or for an adult who has become incapacitated and is no longer capable of managing his or her affairs due to accident, disability, or old age. Our attorneys who practice in this area are experienced in representing clients in all phases of guardianship and conservatorship proceedings and administration.
We routinely assist family members and friends who may need to file a petition for the appointment of a guardian or conservator. We also represent and defend people who have been served with notice that someone has initiated a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding and wants to challenge it. While many guardianship and conservatorship proceedings are not contested, our attorneys have experience litigating those cases that become adversarial.
After the initial court proceedings, we frequently remain involved with our clients who have been appointed as a guardian or conservator, advising them with respect to their duties, including assisting them with required annual court filings such as guardianship reports and conservatorship accountings.