Conservatorship & Guardianship
Conservatorship and/or Guardianship are sought in probate court when an individual is unable to make financial or health care decisions because of incapacity or because of his or her status as a minor. In those situations, the individual may require the protection of a court-appointed conservator and/or guardian.
Eastman Estate Planning, PLLC is experienced in seeking and obtaining the appointment of a conservator and/or guardian when this is appropriate, as well as representing the conservator and/or guardian throughout the process.
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEEK A CONSERVATORSHIP?
A conservatorship is necessary for those individuals who have neither a power of attorney or healthcare directive, and have lost the ability to make informed decisions and/or care for themselves. A conservatorship may also be necessary for other reasons, such as an invalid or fraudulent power of attorney document.
A conservatorship is a protective proceeding initiated in the Probate Division of a local Superior Court to protect, or “conserve,” the funds and other assets of an incapacitated adult or a minor and to ensure that a person's financial obligations are being met.