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West Virginia Guardianship & Conservatorship Act

When you or a loved one are limited by a mental or physical handicap, knowing that someone will be there to handle any financial or legal obligations can be very reassuring. The West Virginia Guardianship and Conservatorship Act allows a guardian, or protector, to make decisions on behalf of a person who is unable to do so for themselves. From legal affairs to medical decisions, financial responsibilities and more, a conservator can protect the rights of any person who is deemed “mentally incompetent, intellectually disabled, mentally handicapped, or missing.” (§44A-1-1)

What is the Difference Between Guardianship and Conservatorship?

While guardianship and conservatorship both refer to managing the care and lives of a person who is deemed unable to do so for themselves, there is a difference between the two responsibilities. A guardian is a person appointed by the court who is responsible for the personal affairs of a protected person. In some situations, a person can be granted limited or temporary guardianship.

A conservator, on the other hand, is a person appointed by the court who manages a protected person’s estate and financial affairs. A person may be granted limited or temporary conservatorship in some situations. Both guardianships and conservatorships require a tribunal to determine if a person is fit to care for a person who is deemed unable to care for themselves, and the only way to ensure the best outcome of those legal proceedings is to rely on an experienced, competent attorney. That’s why the Fragile Law Firm is committed to providing clients with comprehensive legal services you can rely on. Ensure that your loved ones are protected by contacting us today!

Legal Assistance for Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases in WV

The Fragile Law Firm offers top-quality legal assistance when it comes to guardianship and conservatorship cases in West Virginia. Conveniently located in Beckley, WV, we serve clients from many of the surrounding areas, including: