Guardianship & Conservatorship Litigation
Columbia Guardianship Attorney
At Carrie Warner, Attorney at Law, we handle contested guardianship and
conservatorship actions in the Probate Court. In some cases, an individual
will have a power of attorney in place to designate an individual in charge
of their financial and health care decisions. But when an individual falls
ill or is incapacitated without a power of attorney for their finances
or health care needs, then family members may need to petition the court
to appoint a guardian or conservator.
If your family needs assistance establishing guardianship and conservatorship
of a loved one or need to dispute an appointment, talk to one of our Columbia
guardianship lawyers at our firm. We can represent you in Probate Court
and help to resolve disputes regarding appointed guardians or conservators.
case evaluation online to discuss your matter.
Safeguarding the Interests of Your Loved One
Guardianship and conservatorship litigation is necessary when a loved one
or someone you know is incapable of taking care of their own medical and
financial affairs due to age, chronic drug or alcohol abuse, or other
medical conditions. Often times, these types of actions are highly contested
as multiple people who have statutory authority may petition for appointment
as guardian or conservator at the same time.
Disputes regarding conservatorship and guardianship can also arise as a
- Mismanagement of a conservatee's assets
- Poor decisions about a conservatee's health care
- Elder abuse
- Validity of powers of attorney
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Financial exploitation
We handle and assist individuals with this type of litigation to ensure
that their loved one is protected and not financially exploited by third persons.
Guiding Clients Through Guardianship or Conservatorship Litigation Matters
Issues relating to guardianship and conservatorship can be extremely emotional.
We can skillfully help you navigate the court systems and work to protect
your interests. Most importantly, we want to ensure that your loved one's
estate is not being exploited.
Call our office at (803) 994-8171 to learn more about litigating conservatorships and