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Protection

It is agonizing to watch as loved ones’ mental or physical health deteriorate to the point of not being able to care for themselves or make sound decisions. There are legal safeguards to protect those people from themselves and others.

What is a Guardianship?

It is the position of being legally responsible for the care of someone who is unable to manage his or her personal affairs. If a person is determined by a probate court to be incapacitated, a guardian will be appointed to manage the personal care and safety of that person.

Guardianship can also apply to minor children whose parents are deceased or unable to care for them. These matters are also handled through the probate court.

What is a Conservatorship?

It is the position of being legally responsible for the finances of someone who is unable to manage his or her financial affairs. If a person is determined by a probate court to be disabled, a conservator will be appointed to ensure proper management and security of that person’s assets.

To learn more about guardianships and conservatorships, contact my office at 314-328-7164 or send us an email.