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Guardianships & Conservatorships
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Guardianships & Conservatorships

Caretakers for aging or ailing family members have an important role to play in the balance of the family dynamic. Unfortunately, due to advanced age, dementia or other illness, those we care for may become unable to care for themselves and make their own decisions. If the individual has not executed a Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive, the last resort available to ensure that the individual has good financial, health, social, and quality-of-life decisions, made on their behalf is to petition for Guardianship or Conservatorship.

Established and monitored in a court of law, the process is a delicate one that may include involvement with Social Services and other court-appointed entities. Oast & Taylor has the combined skills of a very experienced legal team to assist you through this process.

Once you are appointed as a Guardian and/or Conservator, Oast & Taylor can assist you with administering the guardianship or conservatorship.


Understanding Your Responsibilities

As a Guardian or Conservator, you are bound by a court of law to protect the interests of the individual in need.

Guardians make decisions on the following:

  • Daily care and quality of life
  • Personal health and safety
  • Educational goals and pursuits
  • Medical treatment and plan of care
  • Residential and living arrangements

Conservators are responsible for:

  • Maintaining property and possessions
  • Financial concerns, bill paying, etc.
  • Protection and maintenance of all assets

We Can Help

Do you have questions about the Guardianship or Conservatorship process? Let Oast & Taylor estate planning attorneys guide you through the process. Click here to submit an online request and we will be happy to discuss your needs and concerns.


Here are some items that may be helpful in your planning. If you need additional help, please contact us.

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What is Guardianship and Conservatorship?

By William Oast

What is Guardianship and Conservatorship?

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Please note that the law firm of Oast & Taylor is in one business only – that of representing our clients in elder law matters. Oast & Taylor is not in the investment or brokerage business. We do not have a financial services firm. We have no alternative agendas.

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