Guardianships & Conservatorships

Taking Concrete Steps to Care for Those Unable to Care for Themselves

There are times in many people’s lives when they become unable to make sound decisions on their own. This could be due to an accident, illness, aging, disability, or any number of other reasons. When this happens, it is important to have someone who can make important legal decisions on their behalf. This is done legally by naming one or more people as a guardian, or a conservator.

  • Guardian – A guardian is responsible for making decisions about the general well-being of their ward. This includes medical and health care-related decisions.
  • Conservator – A conservator is responsible for making decisions related to their finances. This includes making investments, managing bank accounts, taking care of paying bills, and things of that nature.

Jane J. Larson Associates can help you work through the court system in order to be named as the guardian and/or conservator of a loved one who needs this type of care. Depending on the abilities of the individual in question, we can petition the courts to grant full or limited responsibility in these areas.

Protecting Individuals from Being Taken Advantage of

If you have a loved one who you believe is being taken advantage of by their guardian or conservator, that is considered a serious offense. Both guardians and conservators are legally obligated to make all decisions based on what is in the best interest of their ward. When this responsibility is not being met, we will work with you and the courts to have them removed from their position, so someone who can be trusted can step in to help.

Fighting for the Rights of the Most Vulnerable

If you have a loved one who is unable to take care of themselves, or will likely become unable to in the near future, it is important to act quickly. Contact Jane J. Larson Associates to set up a consultation to discuss all your legal options. We’ll work with you throughout the process to ensure your loved one is able to get the care they need.