Guardianship in Utah

guardianship clientCourts through an adversarial process create a legal guardianship between a guardian and their ward. After a guardian has been appointed the guardian has a legal right and duty to care for the ward. There are different levels of guardianship. Often times guardianship involve making personal decisions on his or her behalf, managing property or both. Usually, a person has the status of guardian because the ward is incapable of caring for his or her own interests due to infancy, incapacity or disability.

Garner Laws goal is to help  you with guardianship in three different ways. The primary way is for our clients who are completing their own estate plan. In our estate planning we take extra measures to reduce the court involved guardianship proceedings and can probably avoid court proceedings completely. Secondarily, we also help families with young children select guardians in case the unthinkable happens. Finally, we help those with family members who can no longer help themselves.

Guardianship Attorney in Salt Lake City

Unfortunately, not everyone plans before a crisis develops and guardianship proceedings before a court have to take place. The guardianship proceeding is a process more expensive and time-consuming than planning for disability by way of a comprehensive estate plan. Guardianship is over the person where as a conservatorship is over a person’s property.


If you are interested in knowing how to avoid guardianship court proceedings or if you and your family have passed the point of pre-planning and someone you love is need of a guardian feel free to contact our office for a free assessment.