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Guardianship and Conservatorship Services

Guardianship and Conservatorship Services

A guardianship or conservatorship is a relationship created by a court which gives the guardian the ability to make decisions for the ward. If a person requiring services has funds, they pay for the services themselves and we work with their family or representative on a private pay basis. Guardianships and Conservatorship are responsibilities that must be appointed by the Court.

Guardianship is “of the person”. Guardianship is appointed for an individual who has been determined by a court to lack the capacity to make personal care decisions. This court-appointed service for wards may include choosing where the person lives, consent for medical treatment, supervision of care, caring for personal needs, and application for benefits. The court determines the appropriate level of supervision necessary.

Conservatorship is “of the Estate”. A conservator is appointed to manage and protect the financial interests and assets of an individual who has been determined by the court to lack the capacity to make their own financial decisions. This court-appointed service for the protected person may include payment of debts, financial support and maintenance, selling property, approval of contracts, and application for financial benefits. The court determines the appropriate level of supervision necessary. 

Both Guardianship Services and Conservatorship Services are always court-appointed. Whether a family is seeking private assistance or Hadfield Law Firm is contacted by the county, the court must officially appoint the guardian and/or conservator. The process begins with a petition to the court. The court then oversees the guardianship and/or conservatorship from that point forward.

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Hadfield Law Firm | Preserving your legacy - Building your trust | Lehi, UT
5 out of 5 stars My husband and I went in to meet Matt after being recommended by another attorney. We went in not knowing much about estate planning. He taught us so much, he’s very patient and caring and willing to answer endless questions and to explain things we knew nothing about. Our experience with Matt made us feel prepared and reassured that he will continue to be there for us when we need help. We also felt our purchase was a great deal and he offered different payment options. And again he could have tried to upsell us and get us to spend more money for “important” reasons and never tried that once. I would absolutely hire Matt again and I’m so grateful we met him and got to achieve our goals with an honest and helpful person.
Hadfield Law Firm | Preserving your legacy - Building your trust | Lehi, UT
5 out of 5 stars Professional in every way!
Hadfield Law Firm | Preserving your legacy - Building your trust | Lehi, UT
5 out of 5 stars I worked with Matt in 2015 to help me understand and administer my father’s trust. I needed reliable and honest expertise in Arizona since I reside in a neighboring state. Matt’s experience and guidance was instrumental in helping me understand and execute the trust. He assisted me every step of the way, explaining and re-explaining (when necessary), administering paperwork, and providing references to contractors and service providers so that I could complete tasks quickly. I am grateful for his counsel during my time of need. I would fully recommend Matt and his team for anyone needing estate or trust assistance.
Hadfield Law Firm | Preserving your legacy - Building your trust | Lehi, UT
5 out of 5 stars Creating a Living Trust is a difficult task and can be very challenging. I had the pleasure of working with Matt who not only took the time to explain everything, but also explained various options in an effort to accomplish what I needed. He is a great communicator, explains things well, and listens to your needs. He's very professional with a warm personality, maintains his commitments and is very knowledgeable in his field. His honesty and desire to assist provided me comfort and made me feel very satisfied with the overall outcome. I highly recommend Matt for any estate planning you might be considering. His qualifications and performance are truly excellent.