Guardianship & Conservatorship Matters in WV

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What is the Difference Between Guardianship and Conservatorship?

A guardian cares for a protected person’s physical needs, handling such things as their living arrangements or other aspects of their daily life. Conservatorship is different in that a conservator manages a protected person’s financial affairs, generally in the least restrictive way possible. There are other qualifications and responsibilities for someone who serves in the role of conservator, such as mandatory training, posting of a bond, accounting requirements, and more. Trump & Trump, L.C. attorneys can meet with you to discuss the advantages of having a guardian or conservator appointed to care for you or a loved one so that your rights are protected.

How Can I Get Help for Someone Who Needs a Conservator?

In West Virginia, protected persons who need the assistance with managing their financial matters must have that person appointed for them in district court. The court may appoint a conservator, or person responsible for managing a protected person’s estate and their financial affairs. This agreement or appointment of conservatorship may include duties on a limited or temporary basis. Limited conservators have particular duties specified in the order of appointment, while a temporary conservator may have the powers and duties for a limited time.

Where Can I Get More Information or Help with Guardianship?

Guardianship matters, like conservatorship, require certain duties and responsibilities. The experienced lawyers at Trump & Trump, L.C. invite you to consult with us to get more information on guardianship matters. We can review the many important aspects of being entered into a conservatorship for yourself or a loved one. For even more on West Virginia conservatorship, read or download a copy of this handbook guide for court-appointed guardians and conservators at this link:

http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/policy/social_services/guardianship/guardian%20and%20conservator%20handbook.pdf

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