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Duluth Guardianship Attorney

Are You Worried About a Loved One?

As our family members age, it can be difficult to see the changes they experience over time, especially when those changes render them unable to fully care for themselves. One of the most difficult decisions to make is whether or not to establish a guardianship or a conservatorship for your loved one. Similarly, if you have a minor child or an incapacitated adult family member, figuring out how to best help them manage their assets can be a challenge.

Because of this, it is a good idea to speak with a guardianship attorney and find out what the best course of action is for you and your family. At The Smith Willis Firm, we know how difficult this decision is and believe everyone deserves compassionate, personal legal representation. If you’re worried about a loved one, call us today for a free consultation, and find out how we can help you during this challenging time.

The Difference Between a Guardianship & a Conservatorship

If you have an aging loved one who is struggling to take care of themselves or a minor or disabled relative who is unable to manage their own estate, you have a couple of options open to you, including guardianship and conservatorship. When you meet with our Duluth guardianship attorney, we will evaluate your personal situation, and help you decide which option is best for you and your family.

The difference between a guardianship and a conservatorship is as follows:

  • Guardianship: A court-appointed guardian is named to care for the individual in question, often referred to as the “ward.” The guardian is able to make decisions for the minor or incapacitated individual, such as where they will live or how to proceed with medical care.
  • Conservatorship: A court-appointed conservator is appointed to manage the minor child or incapacitated adult’s finances and assets. Usually a conservator is appointed when the individual is mentally unable to make financial decisions or transactions.

Finding the Right Guardianship Attorney

Deciding to petition for a guardianship or conservatorship is stressful, and we know how important it is to find the estate planning and guardianship lawyer that is right for you and your family. While we have experience in large law firms, we believe that a personal approach to the attorney-client relationship is key, and we take the time to get to know you. We believe this better enables us to provide you with the legal advice that is thoughtful and realistic for your situation.

If you are worried about a loved one’s ability to manage their estate, call our Duluth guardianship attorney.

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