Overton, Lyman and Prince LLP

Practice Areas

Conservatorship Law

Protective proceedings for incapacitated adults constitute a significant portion of the firm's practice. The firm's lawyers counsel families as to the means to deal with the personal and financial affairs of loved ones who are no longer able to handle these for themselves. At the planning stage, this counsel is intended to provide alternatives to court-supervised conservatorship. However, if court proceedings are needed, the firm's lawyers assist in the establishment of conservatorships of the person and estate. Thereafter, representation consists of handling the necessary court proceedings as required under conservatorship law. The firm often represents private professional conservators when they are appointed by the court to serve as fiduciaries in conservatorship cases. Firm lawyers also accept court appointments to represent a proposed conservatee when a petition is filed to place an individual under conservatorship.