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Guardianship & Conservatorship Services

Salt Lake City, UT Estate Planning

We can assist you in securing appointment of a guardian and conservator in appropriate situations. Persons seeking appointment of a guardian and conservator typically fall into three categories: (1) adult children seeking to assist an elderly parent; (2) parents of children with disabilities age 18 or over; and (3) family members seeking appointment for a collateral relative such as an aunt or uncle who do not have children to assist with their care.

A guardian controls where the person subject to the guardianship (known as the “ward”) resides, and can consent to and approve medical care to be provided to the ward. A conservator is a fiduciary generally responsible for the ward’s financial matters.

To become a guardian and/or conservator, court approval is required. A brief petition is filed in the local district court in the county in which the ward resides. Several weeks thereafter, the case will be set for a brief hearing before a district court judge. The proposed ward should meet with an attorney who can verify that a guardianship and conservatorship is appropriate. The ward and their attorney must generally be present at the hearing.

It is also necessary to obtain a medical opinion that a guardianship and conservatorship is appropriate. Assuming these issues are all in order, the court will approve the petition and the clerk will issue letters demonstrating the appointment.

Calvin Curtis Attorney at Law, PLLC

801-534-4430

info@curtiselderlaw.com

Calvin Curtis Attorney at Law, PLLC

1135 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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