South Jordan Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyers
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Since 2014, thousands have trusted Sandberg, Stettler, & White for various estate planning matters, including establishing and managing guardianships and conservatorships. These arrangements can greatly benefit children and adults by providing protection and care. However, navigating the legal processes associated with them can be challenging. This is where our team can help. If you are interested in establishing guardianship or conservatorship or have related matters you need to handle, call us. Our experienced attorneys are prepared to go to work for you. We serve individuals and families across the Wasatch Front.
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Guardianship vs. Conservatorship
In Utah, guardianship and conservatorship are two different legal arrangements that allow one person to act on behalf of another.
Below, we offer details about them:
- Guardianship: This puts one person (the guardian) in a parent-like role over another (the ward). The arrangement allows the guardian to decide healthcare, education, and more for the ward. Courts must appoint a guardian. Unlike parents, guardians are not responsible for the actions of the ward. They do not have to use their money to care for the ward.
- Conservatorship: This allows one person (the conservator) to make financial decisions for another (the ward). Courts must also appoint conservators.
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How to Establish Guardianship or Conservatorship in Utah
The process for both begins with filing a case with the appropriate court and providing evidence underscoring the need for guardianship or conservatorship. The state’s courts can appoint attorneys to represent adults subject to either arrangement. Courts may appoint an attorney in cases involving children if they believe doing so is best for a child. Judges will assess the proposed guardianship or conservatorship and grant or deny it.
Is it Possible to End Guardianship or Conservatorship?
Yes. A child’s guardianship or conservatorship will automatically end when they turn 18. Either arrangement will also end if a guardian or conservator resigns or a person becomes able to handle their affairs or passes away.
Schedule a Consultation with Sandberg, Stettler, & White
Let our South Jordan guardianship and conservatorship attorneys be a resource for you. Speak with them about your situation and learn how they can help in a free consultation. We can schedule these meetings in person or virtually. Our team does everything possible to make receiving the support and guidance you need convenient.
To set up your consultation, reach out at (385) 481-5276 or submit our online contact form.