Guardianship & Conservatorship Attorney

At 494 Law, we understand the challenges that families face when a loved one is unable to make informed decisions due to age, disability, or incapacity. Becoming a guardian or conservator is not a light decision to make. That is why we are dedicated to helping you navigate the guardianship and conservatorship process by determining if you are eligible to be a guardian or conservator, whether there are less restrictive alternatives available, and assisting you with complying with requirements for appointment of a guardian or conservator.

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Understanding Guardianships & Conservatorships in Minnesota

Guardianships and conservatorships are legal arrangements designed to protect and manage the affairs of individuals who are unable to make decisions or care for themselves. These are typically necessary for minors approaching their 18th birthday and adults who can not take care of themselves due to incapacity, disability, mental health, or age-related decline. While the terms “guardianship” and “conservatorship” are used interchangeably, they serve different purposes under Minnesota law.


A guardianship involves the appointment of a legal guardian to make personal and medical decisions for an individual. This may include decisions related to healthcare, living arrangements, and education for persons subject to a guardianship. Establishing a guardianship requires a court determination that there are no less restrictive alternatives available.


A conservatorship involves the appointment of a conservator to manage the financial affairs and assets of an individual. The conservator is responsible for managing the finances, paying bills, managing investments, and ensuring the person subject to conservatorships financial needs are met.

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We understand that the guardianship and conservatorship process can be emotionally challenging. If you are considering guardianship or conservatorship for a loved one in Minnesota, please contact us today. At 494 Law, we are here committed to helping you protect the well-being and financial interests of your loved ones.