What are Guardianships?

A guardianship, also called conservatorship, is a legal process that is used when a person or institution is named in a will or appointed by court, take custody of a minor child or an incompetent adult. To become a guardian of a child you must petition the court to appoint the guardian. If a minor, the guardianship will remain under court supervision until the child reaches the age of 18. If you are named to be a guardian in a will, the judge does not have to honor the request. You may also be a guardian of someone who is incapable of handling their own affairs. A guardian may not benefit at the expense of those they are caring for and are sometimes asked to show their financials.

When should you contact an attorney?

Mathewson Law P.C. can assist you if you wish to set up guardianship for your minor children or an incapable adult or if you requesting guardianship of a minor or adult.

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