Establishing Adult Guardianships And Conservatorships

Sometimes, unfortunately, adults are not able to take care of themselves. When that situation arises here in Georgia, a conservator and/or a guardian must step in. Many times, one person can fulfill both roles and make health care and financial decisions on behalf of the adult. Many people, however, are not prepared for the responsibilities of being a guardian or conservator.

At Ruppenthal Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you in the court process to get you appointed or assist you if you have already been named the guardian and/or conservator of an incapacitated adult. Our extensive knowledge of probate law, combined with founding lawyer Bob Ruppenthal's experience serving as Fayette County's conservator, makes us uniquely suited to represent you.

Duties Of Georgia Guardians And Conservators

Many people come into our office in Fayetteville, Georgia, unaware of the duties and responsibilities of guardians and conservators. Most importantly:

Guardianship is the court-appointed legal responsibility for the day-to-day life of an adult or a child, including where the person will live and what type of medical care he or she will receive.

Conservatorship is the legal responsibility for an adult's or child's estate and financial affairs, including payment of his or her bills and taxes and oversight of his or her income, trusts and investments.

We realize what a huge responsibility it is to be named to one or both of these roles, which is why we can be with you every step of the way. Guardians and conservators have to routinely appear in probate court to file asset inventories and reports of decisions that were made and request to sell assets such as homes. We will make sure your forms are correct and represent you in court. We know the law and the pitfalls, and we can help you avoid them.

Call Our Attorney For Help With Guardian And Conservator Fiduciary Duties

If you have questions regarding your duties as a conservator or guardian of another adult, we can help. Contact Ruppenthal Law Firm, P.C., at 770-334-9699 for assistance throughout Fayette County and the surrounding area.