Ann Arbor Guardianship Lawyer
Michigan Probate Court Attorney
When a loved one is unable to care for themselves, or if they cannot make informed decisions, it can be very difficult for family members to know what to do. In many cases, it is necessary to establish a guardianship and/or conservatorship for this person. A legal guardianship handles decisions about a person’s health and welfare. A conservator handles the financial affairs of someone who can no longer make informed decisions about their financial affairs. In many cases, a guardian and conservator is the same person.
A number of legal steps must be taken in order to appoint a guardian or conservator. In order to achieve your desired results, it is best to work with an experienced lawyer. I am Francie L. Novar. Since 2004, I have helped people throughout Washtenaw County in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
I Understand the Guardianship and Conservatorship Process
Under Michigan law, if someone believes that another person is unable to care for themselves, that person can petition the court to establish a guardianship and/or conservatorship. The court will review the petition and decide whether or not to approve that petition. I have substantial experience preparing and presenting these petitions, and will put forth a compelling case to the judge. In some cases, there may not be any family member who is able to act as a guardian; or, sometimes family members may disagree over should be appointed guardian or conservator. In these cases, it may be necessary to appoint an independent guardian or conservator.
I can Serve as an Independent Guardian and Conservator
When I act as your loved one’s guardian you can trust that you will get someone how is honest and caring. I will work hard to ensure that your loved one has the best possible care. My rates for guardianship work are on a sliding scale.