Guardianship Lawyer in San Jose | Silicon Valley Attorney

What is Guardianship?

Guardianship—also known as “conservatorship”—allows for the protection of assets in certain circumstances where the owner of the assets becomes incapacitated. For instance, if you become ill or incapacitated and are unable to care for your child, you may name a guardian to assist them with financial matters. In another instance, you may have a parent, grandparent or other relation who is unable to care for their estate. You may be named the guardian of that estate. Whatever circumstances you and your family face related to estate planning in California, San Jose Guardianship Lawyer Linda J. MacKay can help find solutions.

In California law, two types of guardianships are common:

  • Guardianship of the Person: These are typically temporary arrangements in which the named guardian assumes responsibilities for a person’s welfare. In many cases, when a young child is involved, this is quite similar to adoption. The guardian is expected to provide for the child’s safety and support until the parents or permanent guardian can retake those responsibilities.
  • Guardianship of the Estate: The guardian is the authority to manage the assets and property until the named person is able to do so themselves.​

For over 20 years San Jose Guardianship Lawyer Linda J. MacKay has been assisting her clients with legal issues related to estate planning and guardianship. Get more details about guardianship of a person or estate by calling San Jose Guardianship Lawyer Linda J. MacKay at 408-379-9600 or complete this brief form and we will contact you.

Estate Planning and Guardianship

While guardianship often involves young children who have inherited money or substantial assets, there are many instances in which adults need guardians as well. Often times a guardian is needed when an adult—often a senior—is incapacitated or is unable to administer their own estate.

Call San Jose Guardianship Lawyer Linda J. MacKay to discuss estate planning and guardianship. Whether you are interested in naming someone to be the guardian of your loved one or your estate or you are a guardian with questions related to your rights and responsibilities, we can help. Get answers and legal guidance from an experienced San Jose guardianship lawyer.

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Law Offices of Linda J. MacKay
1361 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95128

The Law Offices of Linda J. MacKay serves the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Fremont, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, as well as as greater Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.