Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship/Conservatorship is the court appointment of one person to make health care and financial decisions for another person. Both take away the legal rights of the person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed. A conservator only has power over finances, not over personal and health care issues.  Guardians may have power to:

  • Consent to anti-psychotic medications
  • Facilitate a move to a safe environment
  • Protect a senior or family member with special needs from dangerous situations

Guardianship/Conservatorship is a last resort when a loved one becomes incapable of self-care or making proper decisions about health, living arrangements and finances.

At Moore Legacy Law, when the situation requires a guardian or conservator be appointed, we will:

  • Assist in your application to the court seeking appointment
  • Advise you about your powers and responsibilities once appointed
  • Help you prepare accountings and reports required by the court

There are times, even with proper planning, when guardianship is unavoidable. Once the appointment is made, the appointee has responsibility to perform according to the law under the general supervision of the probate court judge and may be held personally liable by the judge for not complying with those rules and directions. Moore Legacy Law assists clients throughout the process by advising them of their responsibilities as well as preparing accountings and other reports to the court.