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Compassionate Care In Establishing Guardianships And Conservatorships

It is not easy to think about obtaining a guardianship for someone you love – or to think about the possibility that you may need a legal guardian one day. Unfortunately, many people will eventually need to cross this bridge. If you are contemplating establishing a guardianship, look no further than the compassionate attorneys of Paulsen & Reissner, PLLC.

Licensed to represent clients in both Arizona and Minnesota, we have helped numerous families obtain guardianships and/or conservatorships for loved ones who could no longer care for themselves. If you are creating an estate plan, we will provide the appropriate paperwork to help you select the right guardian to care for you if you should ever become incapacitated.

How Do Guardianships Work?

There are two ways to use a guardianship: proactively and retroactively.

  • A proactive guardianship allows you and a loved one to proactively create a guardianship in the event of dementia, declining health or other incapacitation.
  • A retroactive guardianship allows you or someone else to establish guardianship over someone who has already become incapacitated.

Paulsen & Reissner, PLLC, can help you in either situation: whether you wish to think about a future guardianship, or whether you need to establish a guardianship over an incapacitated loved one.

Guardianship And/Or Conservatorship: Which One Is Best?

A conservatorship is another way to care for a loved one who cannot make decisions on their own behalf. While a guardian typically makes legal and medical decisions on their ward’s behalf, a conservator makes financial decisions. This could involve managing bank accounts, paying bills and collecting debts.

If you are not sure whether a conservatorship or a guardianship is best for your situation, then contact Paulsen & Reissner, PLLC. One of our attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your unique case and answer your questions.

Get A Free, Compassionate Consultation About Guardianship

We are ready to help you do what is best for you and your loved ones. Contact our law firm today to schedule an initial consultation. Call 623-428-1923 or send an email and one of our caring attorneys will help you.