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Setting Up Your Guardianships And Conservatorships Correctly
The decision to set up a guardianship or conservatorship is never simple. It involves filling out a great deal of paperwork and understanding the state’s reporting requirements. The circumstances surrounding setting up of a guardianship or conservatorship usually are extremely stressful for families because it involves decisions about caring for a loved one who is unable to make decisions for himself or herself.
At Faulhaber Family Law, LLC, we are problem-solvers and help you make the right choice. We have access to resources that can help your family out. Our lawyers understand the entire guardianship and conservatorship process, and help educate families on taking control of their situation. We provide the sort of advice you need to hear.
What Is A Guardianship And Conservatorship?
Courts set up guardianships and conservatorships when an individual is incapacitated and someone else steps in to make determinations regarding their finances or medical needs. In some instances the guardian makes all major decisions regarding the individual’s well-being. In the case of a limited guardianship, on the other hand, the guardian only makes determinations regarding a limited number of circumstances.
While conservators play a similar role as guardians, courts appoint conservators to manage the financial decisions and issues regarding property. Because of the important role they play, conservators face close supervision by the courts to prevent mismanagement from occurring. This sometimes includes providing detailed accounting and submitting records regarding decisions made on behalf of the other person.
The staff at Faulhaber Family Law, LLC, helps answer your questions regarding guardianships and conservatorships. And besides helping you through the various reporting requirements, Tamar Faulhaber is also a litigator who can provide representation in the event disputes over the conservatorship or guardianship arise.
Guardianships And Children
Attorney Tamar Faulhaber is one of only a few lawyers with experience working both in the Georgia family law court and juvenile court system. This allows her to understand what children undergo during stressful family situations. It also allows her to provide recommendations regarding whether a guardianship is appropriate in meeting the child’s needs.