Understanding Guardianships And Conservatorships
Who Are Guardians And Conservators?
A guardian is an individual who is legally appointed to make decisions regarding care for a minor child or an incapacitated adult. A conservator is a person who is legally appointed to make financial decisions for another individual who lacks the ability to do so, due to age or incapacitation. Often, these are two separate individuals. In other instances, one person will perform the duties of both.
How Can I Designate A Guardian/Conservator Or Request That I Be Made One?
Some families plan ahead and predesignate guardians/conservators for minor children, children with disabilities or themselves should they become incapacitated later in life. Other people face more urgent matters, such as when elderly parents suddenly can no longer take care of themselves or make important medical and financial decisions.
At The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC, we help individuals and families at any stage in life create guardianships and conservatorships. There are important responsibilities associated with both positions, so we will ensure that you and any involved party fully understand what is expected and how to execute duties.
What If I Want To Contest Someone Else’s Request For Guardianship/Conservatorship?
While most guardianship and conservatorship matters are uncontested, there can be situations where family members disagree as to whom is best suited for the roles. When the best interest of a loved one is at stake, we understand the importance of skilled legal advocacy to support your position. Christine has a talent for helping families find mutual solutions during disputes, but is equally skilled in obtaining favorable results if the matter needs to be heard before a judge.
Contact Our Guardian/Conservator Lawyers In St. Louis, Missouri
People generally have a lot of questions regarding the legal details of conservatorships and guardianships. We invite you to learn more by visiting our Guardian & Conservator FAQ page.
For detailed answers to questions specific to your family, contact our guardianship and conservatorship attorneys to arrange a meeting. Send us an email, or call us at 314-644-3200.
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