If an adult is “incapacitated” as a result of mental and/or physical impairment, and unable to make decisions for their health and welfare a Guardian may be appointed to make such decisions for them. If they are unable to make financial decisions or manage their financial affairs, a Conservator may be appointed to handle their finances. The appropriate Petitions are available through our Forms Section on the website or in our office. After receiving the necessary medical reports and visitors report, a Guardian Ad Litem will be appointed to represent the alleged incapacitated person and a hearing will be held to determine if an applicant should be appointed.
If a minor receives more than $15,000.00, a Conservator must be appointed to manage their funds until they reach the age of 18 years.