Guidance for Guardians & Conservators
Dealing with legal issues and lawsuits is rarely ever easy ― especially when family members are involved. Fortunately, however, help is available.
Whether you are involved in a legal dispute following the death of a loved one or you have an aging family member who is having difficulty managing his or her affairs, Prescott Civil Law, is here to provide you with the compassionate legal guidance you deserve.
What does a Guardian do?
A guardian is responsible for ensuring the incapacitated individual’s physical well-being, and is often tasked with seeing that their loved one is well cared for, receives the proper medical care, even where that individual may reside. While one would not be able to make such decisions for an incapacitated individual otherwise, the establishment of a guardian allows for one to step in and manage the physical well-being for their loved one.
A guardian is responsible for:
- Ensuring the incapacitated individual’s physical well-being
- Seeing that their loved one received adequate care
- Making important medical decisions for their ward
- Answering and handling legal inquiries on behalf of their ward
If you need to name a guardian, or if you have recently been named as a guardian, allow our attorneys to assist you. We are here to guide you through each process and educate you in regard to your new responsibilities as a guardian. The path ahead can be confusing, but only if you go it alone.
At Prescott Civil Law, we help you establish a guardianship or conservatorship that is aligned with your needs.
What is a Conservatorship?
A conservatorship is similar to a guardianship in that a conservator is tasked with managing another individual’s responsibilities, but, in this case, it is to oversee financial concerns. The appointment of a conservator allows an aging, ill, or otherwise incapacitated individual to place their finances in the hands of someone they trust. The conservator will need to manage the day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year financial needs of their loved one.
In many ways, a conservator has a more stressful duty than a guardian since a little financial mishandling can create big problems later on. If you have been named as a conservator, then you should work with an attorney immediately to ensure you are prepared to care for the financial assets of your loved one. If you are trying to figure out someone to name as a conservator, then our Colorado conservatorship attorneys would be happy to help you determine a good candidate, too. Your best interests are our own when you select us to be your legal guides.