Broomfield Guardianship Attorney
Broomfield, Colorado Lawyer Handling Guardianships and Conservatorships for North Metro Clients
When an adult is suspected of being unable to make decisions in their own interest, the District Court (probate court) may grant authority for decision-making to another, known as a guardian or a conservator. Please see the brief articles written by Mr. Danford in the Articles section of our web site.
At the Law Firm of Bruce A. Danford, L.L.C. in Broomfield, Colorado, we provide clients with personalized and professional representation in guardianship and conservatorship cases. Attorney Bruce Danford has extensive experience in these often emotionally-charged and stressful situations, and our firm strives to provide clients with compassionate assistance.
Adult guardianships have two potential aspects: guardianship of the person, and conservatorship (also known as guardianship of the property):
Guardianships: Care and Custody
When facing the possibility that you may need to seek a guardianship over a loved one, many emotions are tied in with the legal proceedings. Those seeking the guardianship are doing so in order to protect your loved one’s best interests.
The need for guardianships may arise when:
- Your loved one becomes incapacitated, which is to say he or she is not able to make sound decisions regarding finances or personal welfare
- You need to obtain decision-making authority for a dependent (a minor or a dependent adult)
- You suspect financial or physical abuse of a person who is under the guardianship of another
Conservatorships: Assets and Finances
If your loved one is determined to be mentally incapacitated and has assets that need protection, the court will appoint a conservator to manage those assets. In some cases, the conservator may be the same person as the guardian, but it is not necessary. The Court conducts an annual review of the management.
In most cases, a family member will seek our help establishing to be named guardian and/or conservator for a parent or other family member. In other situations, a member of our firm might serve as conservator.
We understand that these are sensitive issues and our firm is dedicated to doing all we can to help families find the best solutions possible in their particular situation.
For more information or to discuss your situation with a lawyer, contact the Law Firm of Bruce A. Danford, L.L.C. today. Our firm has been serving the interests of clients throughout the northern Denver metro area for years.
11971 Quay Street
Broomfield, CO 80020