Guiding Clients Through Guardianship and Conservatorship
When a family realizes that an elderly or incapacitated relative can no longer live safely and independently, it's important that they take action to protect the individual. This can be achieved by
petitioning a court for a guardianship. Having handled a variety of estate planning and elder law issues for
over twenty years, we are dedicated to helping families and individuals take care of
those family members who can no longer effectively care for themselves.
Many clients that come to us are the son, daughter, sibling, niece, nephew, or other relative of the individual who is in need of protection. We work closely with
family members to ensure that the proper information is gathered to thoroughly prepare the detailed paperwork required by the court.
In addition to helping families that are caring for elderly individuals, we also help parents of disabled children who are about to reach
their age of majority. Once a child turns 18, parents may have a difficult
time obtaining necessary medical information due to increasingly strict HIPAA laws. By establishing a
guardianship, parents can retain the control they need over their disabled children
so they can continue to actively participate in their medical care, day-to-day
care and other decision-making.
Though we handle contested guardianships where family members are uncertain regarding who will
monitor and manage
care for the individual, our goal is to reach a solution that
is amicable and ensures
the individual's best interest. We help families understand what needs to be done in order to get mom, dad, or other elderly family member
the care he or she needs.
While a guardianship involves the physical care of an incapacitated person, a conservatorship protects that person's financial assets. Typically, a guardianship
and conservatorship can be created at the same time. When you speak with us, we can assess your situation and can explain the procedure for obtaining a conservatorship.
Contact us and let us help you navigate through the guardianship and conservatorship process.
Press Law Office, PLLC
Park Place East
5775 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Contact Attorney Steven M. Press at
612.338.8927 or 952.525.2297
Contact Attorney Jody A. Cohen Press at 952.525.2298
We represent individuals, married couples, domestic partners and small business owners
throughout the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.