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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Whether you are seeking guardianship of your 18 year-old child with special needs or your aging parent with dementia, very few legal matters can have as personal and lasting impact on your family.  We understand the concerns and family dynamics that can be involved, especially when seeking guardianship of an aging parent or the child of divorced parents.  We can help you understand the different options that are available and the responsibilities associated with guardianships and conservatorships.

While some states refer to the roles as "guardian of the person" and "guardian of the property," Georgia refers to the roles as "guardian" and "conservator."  A guardian in Georgia is responsible for the health and safety issues related to the ward (the person the guardianship is over).  A conservator in Georgia is responsible for managing the ward's finances and assets.

We offer fixed cost pricing for uncontested guardianships in most metro Atlanta counties, including:

  • Bartow County
  • Cherokee County
  • Cobb County
  • DeKalb County
  • Forsyth County
  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Paulding County 

Although most guardians and conservators act responsibly or are uncontested, we have experience dealing with contested matters such as challenges to the appointment of a guardian or conservator as well as challenges to the actions of an existing guardian or conservator.  All contested matters are handled at and hourly rate and we are happy to discuss the overall projected cost of the matter prior to starting.

Call us at 770-874-6464 today to arrange a free consultation!

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