Guardianships and Conservatorships

Guardianships and conservatorships are formal Probate Court proceedings involving minors, incapacitated adults, or adults who need assistance with asset management.

Guardianships are used to arrange for care and custody of the person, and conservatorships are used to arrange for the management of financial affairs. When there are no suitable alternatives, guardianship or conservatorship proceedings may be unavoidable.

We may represent the proposed guardian or conservator, and will provide our client with advice and assistance in determining whether a guardianship or conservatorship is necessary. If such a proceeding is necessary, we will prepare and file the court documents, appear with our client at court hearings, and provide advice and assistance to our client in connection with his or her duties and responsibilities after the hearing.

We may represent the minor, the incapacitated adult, or the “protected person” in connection with a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding, both in connection with the initial proceeding and after the appointment of the conservator or guardian, to protect the rights and best interests of the minor, incapacitated person, or protected person.