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Guardianships & Conservatorships

Our Phoenix Attorneys Can Help Your Loved One

At Taylor & Lihn, PLLC, we provide solutions for individuals and families who have loved ones who are no longer capable of making sound decisions for themselves to ensure they receive the care they require.

When your family member or loved one is no longer able to manage their personal affairs, it is important to take the necessary legal action to protect their interests. Our Phoenix attorneys can offer you the guidance and assistance to take the important legal step of petitioning for a guardianship or conservatorship.

To learn more about guardianships and conservatorships in Arizona, call (602) 900-9860.

What Is a Guardianship?

Judges will designate a guardian to make important decisions for people who cannot do so for themselves due to illness, disability, substance abuse, or another incapacity. Once the court deems an individual incapacitated and under the state system, they refer to them as a "ward of the state." The designated guardian can then make decisions for the ward that have to do with housing, education, medical care, clothing, and social activities.

Guardianships may apply to:

  • Elderly adults in assisted living, nursing, or group homes
  • Adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
  • Special needs adults and children
  • Disabled adults and children

Conservatorships in Arizona

In a conservatorship, decisions are made concerning money and property. In these situations, a judge will appoint an individual or financial institution to manage money and assets for another individual, deemed a "protected person."

To appoint a conservator, a judge must determine one of the following:

  • The person to be protected is not able to effectively manage his or her assets.
  • The person to be protected is in a position where his or her assets are in danger of being squandered.

There will be no appointed conservator until a judge has determined one after a hearing. Conservatorships can be temporary or long-term arrangements, depending on the needs of the protected person and the judgment of the court.

Call for Experienced Counsel in Phoenix

Don’t leave your loved one’s care to chance. If you have a family member that is no longer able to manage their own affairs, it is important to take the necessary legal steps to protect their interests. Our Phoenix guardianship attorneys at Taylor & Lihn, PLLC can discuss your family’s situation, recommend, and implement the best plan to ensure that your loved one remains protected through a guardianship or conservatorship.

Contact our team today by calling (602) 900-9860.

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