Georgia Law provides for guardianships and conservators for minors as well as for incapacitated adults. The purpose of guardianship and conservatorship is to provide for the personal care and financial management of someone unable to do so in their own right, whether a minor child, or an adult suffering from incapacity. The need for a guardian or conservator may arise for a minor where circumstances leave the child without a parent, or where circumstances require temporary care or adult direction. Adults may become incapacitated due to the consequences of dementia, increasingly common among the elderly in today’s world, or due to other illness or accident. Particularly difficult for a family is when disputes arise over the appointment of a guardian or conservator. There may be disagreement among adult family members over who is best qualified to serve. In the case of an incapacitated adult, there may also be a dispute as to whether a guardian or conservator is even necessary, and the need for appointment may even be challenged by the incapacitated adult. Qualified representation is essential to ensure that relief is obtained through the Court that is appropriate for the Ward.
Contested Guardianships and Conservatorships