Providing Legal Services Regarding Guardianships and Conservatorships

In a family crisis, grandparents may need to take legal responsibility for a grandchild through guardianship. Elderly parents who cannot take care of themselves or a special-needs adult may need someone to assume financial responsibility for their affairs through a conservatorship.

At Palmer Rodak & Associates, we provide families throughout northern San Diego County with legal services to help them address life's challenges. An estate planning lawyer at our firm can help clients establish a guardianship or conservatorship. Contact us online to discuss your family situation. You may also call our Oceanside office at 760-712-3889 or our Del Mar office at 858-356-4568.

Sound Advice Throughout the Legal Process

When a child or dependent adult is at risk due to illness, drug problems, jail time, or a divorce, family members may apply to the court to establish a guardianship or conservatorship. The court will assign someone to investigate the situation and report back. Degree of relationship, age, mental capacity and many other factors can come into play.

We help clients understand the legal process, expectations and the reality of taking responsibility for a loved one, from providing a place to live and caring for their daily needs, to handling their money and other critical decisions made on their behalf.

One of our lawyers experienced in guardianships and conservatorships can offer sound advice and counsel concerning a broad range of matters, including:

  • Education
  • Medical care
  • Personal needs
  • Paying bills
  • Making investments
  • Tax reporting referrals

When the Fiduciary Duty Has Been Breached

Legal guardians and conservators have what's called a "fiduciary duty" to the minors or those with adult disability, whose personal and financial interests they represent. Any breach of fiduciary responsibility may call for a lawsuit. We handle this type of estate litigation, representing conservators, guardians, executors, administrators, trustees, or family members. Our goal is to provide cost-effective, efficient resolution that protects the rights and interests of our clients.

For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an attorney at Palmer Rodak & Associates, in Oceanside and Del Mar, call 858-356-4568, or contact us online.