Assisting With Guardianships And Conservatorships
There are several reasons why you may need to be appointed the guardian or conservator of another person. Examples include taking care of a parent who is no longer able to manage his or her own affairs, making decisions for an adult disabled child and handling assets for a minor.
At the law firm of Wick & Trautwein, LLC, our lawyers guide clients through the guardianship and conservatorship process in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. We also handle disputes between family members concerning guardianship and conservatorship as well as other matters related to estate planning. We have offices conveniently located in Fort Collins and Windsor.
Difference Between Guardianship And Conservatorship
Guardianship and conservatorship grant different kinds of legal rights to the person holding that designation:
- A conservator is someone who is appointed to manage another person’s financial affairs due to age, incapacity or health issues.
- A guardian is someone who is appointed to provide personal care and make decisions regarding daily life. Guardianship is often needed to take care of an older person who suffers from dementia, Alzheimer’s or a health condition such as a stroke.
One person can serve as both guardian and conservator, or a different person may be assigned to each role. Either way, there are specific court proceedings needed to have a guardian or conservator appointed, and many legal duties placed on persons serving in these roles. We can help you navigate this important legal process.