Scott L. Poorman | Attorney at Law
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Guardianship & Adoption
Guardians & Conservators

When a person is unable to manage their own affairs because of physical or mental illness, or because they are not of legal age, it may be necessary to appoint a guardian or conservator for their own protection.

In general, a guardian is appointed by the court to take care of another person.  A guardian is given physical custody of the person they are charged to care for.  A conservator is appointed by the court to manage the property and affairs of another person.  Both require a written petition, a court hearing and the approval of a judge.

The appointment of a guardian or conservator can often be a difficult and stressful time for a family, and we understand the many sensitive issues that can arise when a loved one needs help.  Our experience and knowledge of the law can make this time less difficult for everyone.

If a member of your family needs help managing their business, personal or financial affairs, contact our office for a free initial consultation.  We will explain the legal requirements and steps necessary to create a guardianship and/or conservatorship.


We believe that legal expenses should never get in the way of loving parents who want to adopt a child.  That's why we handle adoption cases for free.  That's right, free.  No charge.  Zero.

Contact our office for a free telephone consultation on the adoption process.  If we decide to take your case, the rest of our services will be free too.  We consider it a privilege to help loving people adopt children.