Guardianships allow a person or entity (the guardian) to make decisions for another (the ward), usually due to incapacity or disability. This can include minor children, below age eighteen, when the parent is unable to care for them. This can also include the elderly when they no longer have the capacity to make their own decisions due to mental or physical illness, as declared by a licensed physician, and when they have not otherwise executed a durable power of attorney. A guardianship is established through a court proceeding as ordered by a probate judge.
A conservatorship works similarly to a guardianship, put in place for a child or mentally incapacitated person by court proceeding. Where a guardianship deals with a person, however, a conservatorship deals with a person’s assets. The conservatorship is usually established at the same time as a guardianship, at the same court hearing, where both conservatorship and guardianship are needed. Usually the same person is named as guardian and conservator. The conservator has specific authority to pay bills, manage money and other assets, and receive income on behalf of the conservatee.
The party interested in seeking guardianship or conservatorship must petition a probate court to be appointed. Both processes involve preparing paperwork and compiling financial and/or medical information as necessary. The appointed Guardian or Conservator then must provide to the Court a yearly accounting and status of the ward for the duration of the guardianship or conservatorship. An experienced attorney such as Aaron Cook can help make the process much easier.
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Coleman gave me sound advice on how to proceed with my case. He didn't beat around the bush or try to sugarcoat anything. He addressed all of my concerns and answered all my questions quickly and efficiently. My case was handled in a timely manner, and I feel I received the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Coleman!
Trying to do a will can be a daunting task, especially when it's your first time. Mr Cook and Teresa did a great job answering questions, explaining the process, and making me feel comfortable. They were both friendly and ready to help when I needed them. Thanks to Mr Cook and Teresa for all your help. I had a good experience working with you both. Great location too. The staff at the front desk always greeted me.
I needed a few legal documents prepared so I reached out to Mr. Cook. Mr. Cook was very welcoming and provided me with good legal advice. The documents were prepared in a matter of a few days, which was amazing. I really liked his down to earth personality, and great work ethics. I would definitely consider him again in the future, and would recommend his services to others.
Aaron is very clear and concise when explaining complicated issues. I walked away with valuable legal documents and a clear strategy. I would recommend him for legal work.
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