A person who is under the age of 18, has special needs, or has difficulty taking care of his or her own daily physical needs or financial affairs may be in need of a guardian or conservator. A guardian assists the person in taking care of his or her daily physical needs and a conservator assists in the handling of financial matters. Oftentimes the same person is both the guardian and conservator for a person in need. This might be a child, nephew, parent, grandparent, other relative or friend of the guardian.
The process for becoming a guardian and/or conservator first requires a hearing to determine if someone is in need of a guardian and/or conservator and then to figure out the best fit among the applicants to be the guardian and/or conservator.
After someone becomes a guardian and/or conservator, he or she is required to file reports to the probate court for the entire duration of the guardianship/conservatorship so that the probate court knows that the person is being properly cared for.
If you are trying to find a guardian and/or guardian for someone in need, are trying to become a guardian and/or conservator for someone in need or are already a guardian and/or conservator and are needing help with filings for the probate court, I’d be more than happy to discuss the matter with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office to see what I can do for you.