What is a Guardianship/ Conservator?
Guardianship is the legal proceeding necessary when someone cannot act for themselves. It is most commonly needed when:
An elderly parent is no longer able to make medical or financial decisions for themselves
A disabled child becomes an adult -- The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act ("HIPAA") may prevent the parent from access to the child's medical records unless the parent is named the "Guardian of the Person"
Financial transactions with minors: A child needs to make a financial transaction or has received a gift or inheritance in their own name, such as the proceeds from a relative's life insurance policy
Establishing Guardianship or Conservator:
If your relative is not capable of handling his or her affairs, you may need a guardianship.
Contact our office for more information. Establishing a guardianship can be relatively inexpensive.
Administering Guardianship / Conservatorship
If you have a guardianship ongoing, regular reports and accountings are required. If you need help with these reports and accountings, we can be of service.
Please contact us for more information or to setup an appointment at 316-265-2227.