Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC will help you protect your loved one through establishing or contesting guardianships and conservatorships, or in helping to establish less restrictive alternatives to the guardianship and conservatorship processes.
Guardianships and conservatorships can come up in situations where a child is disabled and about to turn 18 but who still needs help with their medical or day-to-day decisions. Other scenarios can include an adult who suffers from a mental health disorder, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or a physical disability and who has the inability to adequately care for themselves or who is being taken advantage of financially.
A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make decisions regarding the day-to-day care of the protected person, who is known as the Ward. Wards are minors or incapacitated adults who lack sufficient ability to make his or her own decisions regarding medical care, nutrition, safety, clothing, or shelter.
A conservator is a person appointed by the court to make decisions regarding the finances and property of the protected person, who is known as the Conservatee. Conservatees lack sufficient ability to manage their own finances and property.
Helping loved ones through this process can be overwhelming. The attorneys at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC will work to make this process as clear as possible. Our firm represents clients in and around the metro area, including Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Washington County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Chisago County, Scott County, Carver County, and Wright County.