Guardianship & Conservatorship Lawyer in Phoenix
Estate Planning Attorneys Protecting Your Loved Ones
At Thies & Lihn, PLLC, we provide solutions for individuals and families
who have a loved one who is no longer capable of making sound and informed
financial decisions to ensure that your family member or loved one receive
the necessary care they require. When your family member or loved one
is no longer able to manage their personal affairs, it is important to
take the necessary legal action to protect their interests. We will give
you the guidance and assistance to take the important legal step of petitioning
for a guardianship or conservatorship.
Call (602) 900-9860 for your
A guardian is appointed by the judge to make decisions for someone who,
because of mental or physical illness, disability, or alcohol or drug
abuse, is unable to make those decisions. The law calls this individual
an "incapacitated person." An incapacitated adult for whom a
guardian has been appointed is referred to by law as a "ward."
The decisions a guardian makes concerning arrangements for the adult ward
includes: housing, education, medical care, food, clothing, and social
An “incapacitated person” may be incapable of managing some
or all of their personal affairs and decision making due to a mental or
physical disability including:
- Elderly adults in assisted living, nursing, or group homes
- Adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Special needs adults and children
- Disabled adults and children
A conservator is a person, or sometimes a financial institution, appointed
by a judge to manage money and property for someone else. The person needing
the conservatorship is called a "protected person." The judge
may appoint a conservator when the judge determines two things:
- First, that the person to be protected is not capable of managing his or
her money and property effectively.
- Second, that the person to be protected has money or property that may
A conservator will not be appointed until after a court hearing. Conservatorships
can be temporary, or longer term, arrangements, depending on the needs
of the protected person and the judgment of the court.
Don’t leave your loved one’s care to chance. If you have a
family member that is no longer able to manage their own affairs, it is
important to take the necessary legal steps to protect their interests.
Our Phoenix guardianship attorneys at Thies & Lihn, PLLC can discuss
your family’s situation and recommend, and implement, the best plan
to ensure that your loved ones remain protected.
Contact our team today by calling (602) 900-9860.