Guardianships & Conservatorship

Protect your loved ones

Welcome to St. Peter O’Brien Law Firm, where we understand the importance of safeguarding the well-being and interests of your loved ones. Our team specializes in navigating the complex legal terrain of guardianships and conservatorships to ensure the best possible outcomes for all involved.

Understanding Guardianships and Conservatorships

When a person is unable to make decisions about their welfare or manage their financial affairs due to age, illness, or disability, the court may appoint a guardian or conservator to act on their behalf. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they serve distinct purposes:

Guardianship: A guardianship typically pertains to making decisions regarding the personal and medical care of an individual, including healthcare, living arrangements, and other personal matters.

Conservatorship: A conservatorship, on the other hand, involves managing the financial affairs and assets of an individual who is unable to do so themselves.

The Importance of Guardianships and Conservatorships

Guardianships and conservatorships play a crucial role in protecting vulnerable individuals from exploitation, neglect, or undue influence. They provide a legal framework to ensure that their needs are met and their interests are upheld.

Without proper guardianship or conservatorship in place, critical decisions about medical care, housing, finances, and other essential aspects of life may be left unresolved or subject to dispute among family members or other interested parties. This can lead to confusion, conflict, and potential harm to the individual in need of assistance.

Our Approach to Guardianships and Conservatorships

At St. Peter O’Brien Law Firm, we recognize the sensitive nature of guardianship and conservatorship proceedings and the profound impact they have on families. Our experienced attorneys are committed to guiding you through every step of the process with compassion, empathy, and expertise.

Our Services Include:

    • Legal Consultation: We provide comprehensive consultations to assess your unique circumstances and determine the most appropriate course of action.
    • Guardianship Petitions: Our team assists clients in petitioning the court for the appointment of a guardian to make decisions in the best interests of the incapacitated individual.
    • Conservatorship Petitions: We help clients navigate the legal requirements for establishing a conservatorship, including managing assets, investments, and financial affairs.
    • Court Representation: Our skilled litigators advocate on behalf of our clients in court proceedings to ensure that their rights and the interests of their loved ones are protected.
    • Estate Planning: We offer strategic estate planning services to minimize the need for guardianships and conservatorships in the future, including the drafting of advance directives, powers of attorney, and trusts.

Why Choose St. Peter O’Brien Law Firm?

  • Experience: Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in handling guardianship and conservatorship matters, backed by years of experience and in-depth knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Compassion: We understand the emotional challenges that families face when dealing with guardianships and conservatorships, and we approach each case with sensitivity and empathy.
  • Personalized Attention: Your case is unique, and we tailor our legal strategies to meet your specific needs and goals, providing personalized attention every step of the way.
  • Accessibility: We prioritize open communication and accessibility, ensuring that you are kept informed and empowered to make informed decisions about your loved one’s future.

Contact Us Today

If you are facing the complexities of guardianships or conservatorships, don’t navigate this challenging terrain alone. Contact St. Peter O’Brien Law Firm today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward protecting your loved one’s well-being and securing their future. Let us be your trusted legal partner in safeguarding what matters most.