As parents, family members, loved ones, and friends age, there may come a time when the individual needs assistance in caring for themselves or managing their property. Alternatively, the parent, family member, loved one or friend might not be elderly, but because of a tragic accident, condition from birth or other unforeseen circumstance, the person becomes unable to care for themselves or manage their property. In these instances, it may be necessary and appropriate for a guardian or conservator to be appointed to legally assist the person.
While guardianships and conservatorships are often talked about together, they actually are two separate and distinct roles. A guardian is an individual who has been appointed to assist with or make decisions related to another individual’s health, safety, and welfare. A conservator is appointed and charged with assisting, managing and making decisions related to another person’s finances and property. There are a number of factors and considerations that go into whether someone needs to have a guardian and/or conservator appointed to act on their behalf.
Contested guardianships and conservatorships can be especially difficult because of the emotional aspects and hardship involved in potentially taking away a family member, friend or loved one’s authority to act on their own behalf. Because of the complex nature and the number of variables that go into whether a guardian and/or conservator needs to be appointed, you need someone who can guide you through the entire process, from evaluating options to developing a litigation strategy and advocating on your behalf. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable and familiar with all of the requirements and aspects involved in guardianships and conservatorships.
The Attorneys at Hale Ball are experienced in representing individuals both in seeking appointment as guardians and conservators and in opposing the appointment of guardians and conservators. The Attorneys at Hale Ball strive to always conduct themselves in a professional and caring manner and have excellent reputations with the courts and other attorneys practicing in this field. Given their experience, the Attorneys at Hale Ball can help you find a solution, whether through the courts or mediation, that fits the unique needs of you, your family member, loved one and friends.
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Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.
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