Blazek Law Group is your Full-service Guardianship & Conservatorship Firm
Guardianships & Conservatorships are often complex. The appointment of a Guardian or Conservator involves specialized rules, required forms and filings, and continued oversight by the Court. Blazek Law Group helps clients navigate these complexities while keeping in mind the unique needs of vulnerable adults. We are committed to supporting you the entire time you serve as Guardian and/or Conservator and are skilled in confronting the obstacles you may face.
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Appointment of a Guardian or Conservator
A Temporary Guardian or Temporary Conservator is appointed in situations where an emergency exists. The appointed person exercises their power in a limited manner and for a limited period of time to address the emergency. Our team is skilled in helping Temporary Guardians and Temporary Conservators address those emergencies that may arise concerning their loved ones.
A Permanent Guardian is appointed in situations where an incapacitated adult’s care and supervision will be long-term and there is no other person with the legal authority to make those types of decisions. A Permanent Conservator is appointed in situations where a person is unable to manage their property or financial affairs and there is no other person with the legal ability to do so. Whether there is a need for a Permanent Guardian, a Permanent Conservator, or both, Blazek Law Group has the experience and expertise you need on your side.
A Standby Guardian is a person who goes through the appointment process in order to immediately assume the duties of Guardianship in the event of the death, unwillingness to act, resignation, or removal of the current Guardian. Our team is ready to help Guardians plan for the future by assisting in the appointment of a Standby Guardian.
After Appointment of a Guardian or Conservator
All Guardians & Conservators must file a Reporting Packet each year with the Court. Different Reporting Packets are required depending on the type of appointment you have. Whether you are a new or existing client, our team is always prepared to assist Guardians & Conservators with their Reporting Packet. If you have questions about which Packet to file, see our FREE Tips.
Court approval is required to move your ward outside the State of Nebraska. When a ward moves within the State of Nebraska, sometimes you will want to transfer the case to the County where the ward now resides. Blazek Law Group is equipped to advise and assist Guardians & Conservators with both types of moves.
Situations may arise where it is desirable or necessary to resign as Guardian or Conservator. Typically, Courts will want the resigning Guardian or Conservator to find and nominate a Successor. Our team can ease concerns and help navigate Guardians & Conservators through the process of resigning and appointing a Successor Guardian or Successor Conservator.
Upon the occurrence of certain events, such as the ward reaching the age of majority, regaining capacity, or passing away, Guardianship & Conservatorship cases may terminate. Evidence of such events must be presented to the Court prior to termination. Our team has the compassion and knowledge to assist Guardians & Conservators when these and other life changes occur.
Contested Guardianship or Conservatorship Cases
Objections can arise in Guardianship & Conservatorship cases during the appointment process and after the appointment. Typical objections relate to whether the appointment is necessary, the qualification and priority of the person nominated to serve, or an action taken or not taken by the Guardian or Conservator. Our team is practiced in raising and addressing objections in Guardianship & Conservatorship cases.
A Guardian or Conservator can be removed by the Court if it is in the best interest of the ward. Removals typically arise due to a disagreement within the case relating to an action taken or not taken by the Guardian or Conservator. In a removal case, Blazek Law Group is here to help.
Guardians & Conservators have certain legal duties when handling the property and financial affairs of a ward. The mishandling of property or financial affairs may result in a Surcharge action. Generally, a Surcharge addresses a financial loss suffered by a ward. In a Surcharge, our team is ready to represent you.
Coming soon! Guardians and Conservators are invited to enroll in BLG’s Maintenance Program for:
- Monthly updates
- Law and rule changes
- Continuing education
- Community with other Guardians and Conservators
- Access to professionals
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