Guardianships and Conservatorships

Guardianship vs. Conservatorship

A guardianship occurs once a court is satisfied that a person is incapacitated and needs a guardian to provide for their continuing care and supervision.  A person is deemed to be incapacitated when he/she is impaired by mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, physical or mental infirmities accompanying old age, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication or other causes.

A conservatorship occurs once a court is satisfied that a person is unable to manage property and business affairs and either has property that needs management to avoid waste, or has property that is needed for his/her support or someone dependent upon him/her.

The attorneys at Dominick Feld Hyde can assist with guardianships and conservatorships for loved ones who are no longer able to make appropriate personal or financial decisions.

Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes

The attorneys at Dominick Feld Hyde represent individuals involved in guardianship and conservatorship disputes.  These disputes frequently involve a determination of whether a love one is actually incapacitated, whether a loved one needs a guardian and/or conservator, and which person or institution is most appropriate to serve as a guardian and/or conservator.  If you have a guardianship or conservatorship dispute, our experienced attorneys will assist you in resolving the situation.


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