Guardianships and Conservatorships

Guardians

If someone does not have a healthcare directive and can no longer make medical decisions, a court must appoint someone to make medical decisions on his or her behalf. This person is called a guardian. A guardian may be a member of the family, but the court has the power to appoint a nonfamily member as guardian. Guardianship proceedings can usually be avoided if the person has a valid healthcare directive.

Conservator

If someone does not have a power of attorney and can no longer make financial decisions, a court must appoint someone to make financial decisions on his or her behalf. This person is called a conservator. The conservator may be a member of the family, but the court has the power to appoint a nonfamily member as conservator. Conservatorship proceedings can usually be avoided if the person has a valid durable power of attorney.

Trojack Law Office, P.A. has successfully participated in the appointment of hundreds of Guardians and Conservators. John E. Trojack worked on the Conservatorship and Guardianship panel for Hennepin  County and Ramsey County for six years.   He served as the court appointed attorney for hundreds of proposed wards.  Trojack Law Office, P.A. has the practical experience to make Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings as efficient and as stress-free as possible.

 

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