Guardianships & Conservatorships
At Thies & Cook, we are here to assist your family in the difficult situation when a beloved family member can no longer independently care for themselves or adequately manage normal activities of daily living, due to physical or mental conditions, rendering them vulnerable and in need of support. In such situations, Thies & Cook can help family and friends walk through the guardianship and conservatorship process to determine the best ways to protect and provide for the vulnerable and incapacitated loved one. Once the proper course of action is identified, Thies & Cook can also assist you in the court process of obtaining a guardianship and/or conservatorship.
After appointment as the guardian and conservator, you will be able to make decisions regarding the vulnerable and incapacitated adult's best interests relating to their placement, medical care, food, clothing and education. Once appointed as the conservator, you will be able to make decisions regarding the vulnerable and incapacitated adult's best interests relating to their financial holdings. The goal of obtaining a guardianship and/or conservatorship is to ensure the vulnerable and incapacted adult’s person and property is cared for to provide the best quality of life possible.
At Thies & Cook, we assist clients in both contested and non-contested matters, including guardianships for incapacitated persons obtain the age of majority (18 years old). If the matter is uncontested, we offer a competitive flat rate fee structure to obtain simple guardianships. We understand each situation is unique and we encourage you to contact us to find out how we can assist your specific needs.