Advocating for you
An experienced guardianship attorney can help develop a strong case, explaining why guardianship is necessary and why you are the best candidate for the role.
Local Guardianship Experts
At Palmer Litigation, we understand that family circumstances can be complex and, at times, challenging. It is important that vulnerable family members are looked after and protected. This is where guardianship comes in. Guardianship is where an adult is awarded legal responsibility for a loved one when it is in their best interest. This generally happens with a child or elderly relative, who is no longer capable of looking after themselves.
Helping You Reach The Best Solutions
Guardianships can be temporary until a child is over the age of 18, or until an individual can take care of themselves. It can also be permanent if the situation is not likely to improve. Guardianship for adults is a more complex process as there needs to be proof that the adult can no longer safely care for themselves either financially or physically. A court is responsible for appointing a guardian in these circumstances, and guardianship can be given to a single person or shared between more than one party.
Tirelessly Advocating For Your Rights
William Palmer is an experienced guardianship attorney that understands the legal process and can streamline it as much as possible for his clients. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that clients are granted guardianship of their loved ones, as he understands that family comes first, and it is important to ensure that all family members are safe and secure.
Frequently Asked Guardianship Questions
Guardianships and conservatorships can only be obtained through a court application. If the guardianship is for an adult, the court will appoint an attorney to represent that individual. For children, the court may appoint a lawyer if it is in their best interests to do so.
The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) offers guardianship and conservatorship services to adults who cannot make basic life decisions for themselves due to conditions such as aging, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, and mental illness.
Under Utah Law, the “desires of a child 14 years of age or older shall be given additional weight, but it is not the single controlling factor.” Again, children 14 and older can be consulted, but even that will only be the exception and not the norm.