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Establishing A Guardianship Or Conservatorship To Protect Your Loved One

Careful estate planning doesn’t only streamline the inheritance process in the future. With the assistance of a skilled attorney, you can develop a plan to look out for the ones you love today and in the years ahead.

Estate planning tools, such as the health care directive or power of attorney, may help you safeguard the health and financial well-being of a minor, a special needs adult or even yourself in the event of incapacitation. If these documents have not been created before the need arises, you can take steps to protect your loved one through pursuing a conservatorship or guardianship in Minnesota.

How We Can Help

Trojack & Schniederjan Law Office P.A. has successfully participated in the appointment of hundreds of guardians and conservators. John E. Trojack worked on the conservatorship and guardianship panel for Hennepin County and Ramsey County for six years. He served as the court-appointed attorney for hundreds of proposed wards.

Trojack & Schniederjan Law Office P.A. has the practical experience to make guardianship and conservatorship proceedings as efficient and as stress-free as possible. Turn to us for legal insight and compassionate counsel during a difficult time.

Guardians

If someone does not have a health care directive and can no longer make medical decisions, a court must appoint someone to make medical decisions on his or her behalf. This person is called a guardian.

A guardian may be a member of the family, but the court has the power to appoint a nonfamily member as guardian. Guardianship proceedings can usually be avoided if the person has a valid health care directive.

Our lawyers are qualified to draft and revise health care directives before medical problems arise or guide you through the guardianship process when medical intervention is necessary.

Conservator

If someone does not have a power of attorney and can no longer make financial decisions, a court must appoint someone to make financial decisions on his or her behalf. This person is called a conservator.

The conservator may be a member of the family, but the court has the power to appoint a nonfamily member as a conservator. Conservatorship proceedings can usually be avoided if the person has a valid durable power of attorney.

We have helped countless clients develop and revise their powers of attorney to address their changing needs and have also successfully represented our clients in conservatorship proceedings.

Confused About Your Options? Get Clarity Today.

We want to help you feel confident about the decisions that you make regarding conservatorship or guardianship. Please contact our West St. Paul office to schedule a consultation to learn more about your legal options. You can reach us at 651-461-3952 or by completing our online form.