Conservatorship record keeping

Conservatorship Record Keeping

Conservatorship record keeping must be precise and detailed. Conservators are responsible to the court that appointed them. Courts — at least in Arizona — pay close attention to conservators’ accounts. We have discussed the court involvement in conservatorships before. And it’s important to note that even the term “conservator” can have different meanings in other…

Guardian may charge fees

Guardian May Charge Fees, Even if Family

A guardian may charge fees for acting as guardian. That basic principle is not really surprising or disputable. But the notion persists that this important work should not cost, or at least be inexpensive. We have written about guardianship fees before. The subject comes back up because of a recent Florida Court of Appeals decision…

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, living will, surrogate decision-maker — what does it all mean? We talk about guardianship and conservatorship. Join us as we define some of the terms and introduce you to the basics of surrogate decision-making. As always, of course, we are talking about Arizona law. Some of the terms are different…

Due process in Texas

Due Process in Guardianship Proceeding

It’s easy to observe that the subject of a guardianship (or conservatorship) petition has a right to “due process” during the court process. But what does that mean? Does it include anything a judge orders? Does it require a court hearing? How will you know if you have been afforded due process before a guardianship…