Estate & Guardianship

Take Control of Your Family’s Future and the Care of Your Loved Ones

When an adult is not capable of making sound personal and financial decisions for themselves, that individual is vulnerable and needs protection.  We help families preserve and protect the assets of an incapacitated loved one through Guardianship proceedings ensuring the proper appointment of a trusted person to their affairs in a manner which is in their best intersts.

Given our trusted status in the legal community, our lawyers are also regularly appointed by the Courts to advocate for the best interests of the incapacitated person when family members disagree on how to administer the affairs of a loved one.  

We have the skills and experience to help facilitate and guide you through the frequently complex and trying guardianship process.

Establish a Guardianship

The primary goal of a guardianship is to provide protection for an individual who is incapacitated and who cannot administer their own affairs. Guardians have legal obligations to the incapacitated person that include fiduciary duties.  Many of these obligations are complex and have specific formal requirements which are easily missed or misunderstood. Our trusted Guardianship lawyers will provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are serving your incapacitated loved one while doing so in compliance applicable law. Our attorneys can also provide you with a comprehensive, aggressive defense aimed at protecting your guardianship in the event that you are accused of violating your duties as a Guardian. 

Fiduciary Abuse or Neglect

There are various ways in which a person can be designated by law in a trusted role on behalf of an incapactiated adult:  as Attorney-In-Fact; by way of Power of Attorney; or by way of appointment as a Guardian or Trustee.  In other circumstances, someone has been appointed as the Executor of an Estate or Trustee of estate assets by way of Last Will & Testament.  In any of these roles and circumstances, that person is vested with certain fiduciary powers and responsibilities, which also carry with them specific obligations. These obligations include, but are not limited to, the  safeguarding of assets, as well as providing certain financial reports to the Court and other interested parties. These obligations are generally intended to prevent abuse or neglect. There may come a time that you believe that someone who has been designated to a position of trust in one of these roles is not performing their duties the way they should be.  That is when you will need an honest, aggressive, and capable attorney to step in.  The experienced Estate and Guardianship lawyers at Bozanian McGregor LLC know precisely what measures to take in the most cost-effective manner to get to the bottom of any questions you may have regarding the actions of a fiduciary who you fear has gone rogue. 


Each Case Is Unique

We are not only a team of lawyers with all of the legal skills and experience required to represent you effectively; we are individuals able to recognize and empathize with your particular circumstances. 

Matthew C. McGregor

Matthew C. McGregor

Partner
Elton John Bozanian

Elton John Bozanian

Partner
Stephanie O’Neill

Stephanie O’Neill

Associate

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