Surrogacy, Guardianship & Dependency

When a loved one experiences mental impairment to the extent that their impairment inhibits their ability to make important and necessary day-to-day decisions about their life and living conditions, it may be necessary to pursue a guardianship or conservatorship to protect and care for your loved one.

In Arizona, adult Guardianships and Conservatorships are handled by the probate court. A guardianship allows the guardian to make all decisions for the person who is under the guardians care. A conservatorship is limited to financial decisions.

Whether you need to pursue a guardianship or conservatorship of an adult, the experienced attorneys at the Dodds Law Firm are here to assist you during these difficult and emotionally trying times. Depending on the circumstances, a guardianship or conservatorship may be a rather straight forward process. However, there are times when several factors may come into play making the process much more difficult.

At the Dodds Law Firm, our experienced attorneys will work collaboratively, on your behalf, with all parties involved. We seek ways to minimize and resolve disputes that have arisen or are likely to arise in the future, which will reduce the cost of having to deal with these troublesome issues, down the road. However, when a negotiated resolution is not available, our experienced attorneys are prepared to strongly advocate for your interests in protected your loved ones interests in the courtroom.