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  • 1930 North Arboleda, Suite 201
    Mesa, AZ 85213
    480-655-7440
    Fax: 480-655-7099 contact@gundersondenton.com

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  • Guardianship Attorney And Conservatorship Law

    Arizona Lawyers For Guardianships And Conservatorships

    The duties of a guardian and conservator are different.

    A court appointed guardian has the legal authority to make decisions about the lifestyle and personal well-being of another person, called a ward. For example, a guardian determines where the ward will live, what care and medical treatment the ward will receive, and in what religious, social and educational activities the ward can participate.

    Arizona Attorney sets up conservatorship and guardianship for clients

    Conservator Legal Authority

    A court appointed conservator has the legal authority to manage the ward’s financial affairs, including money, stocks and bonds, insurance policies, real estate, automobiles, furniture, jewelry, furs and art. The conservator manages the ward’s assets to take care of the ward’s expenses and liabilities. A conservator is responsible for filing the necessary tax returns on behalf of the ward.

    A court appointed guardian or conservator for an adult becomes necessary when the adult is not capable of handling his or her personal or financial affairs (and has not previously made other legal arrangements to do so) or becomes a danger to him/herself or others. A court appointed guardian for a minor is usually only necessary when the minor’s parents are not available or capable of caring for the minor.

    Arizona Guardianship Lawyer

    Because a minor cannot legally enter into contracts, a court appointed conservator for a minor is necessary whenever a minor has assets in his or her name alone that requires management or any contractual obligation. For example, a minor cannot open a bank account in his or her name alone. If a minor is the recipient of property under a legal judgement, a conservator must be appointed for that minor to receive and invest or manage the assets and to release the creditor. A parent cannot do that on a minor’s behalf without a court appointment as conservator for amounts in excess of ten thousand dollars.

    Gunderson, Denton & Peterson can assist you in all matters relating to guardianships and conservatorships for yourself or for your loved ones. Our comprehensive estate planning attorney services can reduce significantly the likelihood of ever needing a guardianship or conservatorship.

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