Setting Up A Guardianship Correctly
At Greenwood & Black in Provo, Utah, we help people obtain guardianship over loved ones. Perhaps you have a child with special needs who has just turned 18 or a parent who has become unable to make decisions for him or herself. Perhaps you are a grandparent who needs to step in to protect your grandchild. Whatever the case may be, we can guide you through the process of becoming a guardian. We will advise you of your rights and obligations, and help you do everything you can to care for your loved one.
We can help address all your guardianship issues. Contact our firm today for help.
Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience handling guardianship and other divorce and family law issues. We know the system. We know how to effectively navigate the process so you can start caring for your loved one as soon as possible.
What Is Guardianship?
Guardianship comes in two forms: plenary guardianship and limited guardianship. Plenary guardianship is also known as full guardianship and gives the guardian power to make all decisions for the ward. Limited guardianship is much more common, as courts like to allow the ward as much power over his or her own decisions as possible.
A limited guardianship may give you the right to make decisions regarding where your loved one will live, the medical treatment your loved one will receive and your loved one’s financial matters. There is a form of limited guardianship called financial guardianship that strictly grants control over a ward’s monetary decisions.
Guardianship And Conservatorship
Guardianship and conservatorship are frequently confused. Conservatorship strictly grants decision-making power over financial issues, and is similar to a financial guardianship. Our attorneys will educate you on the type of guardianship or conservatorship that is most appropriate for your situation.
Schedule A Consultation About Guardianship
To discuss your guardianship matter in detail, call 801-623-6399 or send us an email to discuss guardianship law and how it may affect estate planning issues. Our attorneys are fluent in English and Spanish.