Learn about how we handle guardianships/conservatorships for you or a loved one.

Creating A Guardianship Or Conservatorship

When an aging, injured or disabled adult is no longer able to manage their financial or personal affairs, it may be necessary to take legal action to protect that person’s health and financial well-being.

At Spano Dawicki & Witt, our firm is a leader in protecting vulnerable adults by acting as a guardian or conservator, or in representing families seeking guardianship or conservatorship before the court. In many cases, we represent clients who are seeking to admit a loved one into a nursing home or other care facility. If you do not have legal authority to do so, you cannot admit a patient without consent.

Our attorneys are experienced with crisis planning and will work to get you appropriate legal status to protect the health and security of your elderly loved ones.

Court-Ordered Legal Action To Protect Your Loved Ones

A guardianship names someone to manage personal affairs while a conservatorship will allow a named person to handle all financial affairs. It may be possible to avoid court action by taking advanced action through the creation of a durable power of attorney. We will review your case and determine the best possible course of action.

Our lawyers are experienced with guardianship and conservatorship, and will assist you with:

  • Adult guardianship
  • Adult conservatorship
  • Asset protection
  • Real estate preservation or sale
  • Representation before the court
  • Crisis planning and emergency needs
  • Health care proxies

When You Need A Guardian Or Conservator

In some cases, a vulnerable adult, including an injured, disabled or elderly person, may need a guardian or conservator by appointment from the court. Usually, this kind of case will arise if the individual does not have any close relatives or someone else to take on these duties. Our attorneys are experienced in acting as a fiduciary, guardian or conservator on behalf of these clients

Schedule a consultation to discuss questions and concerns with a lawyer today. To get started, please call or text us at 781-231-7800 or email us at

Our office is conveniently located at the intersection of Route 1 and the Lynn Fells Parkway and is only minutes from Logan Airport, downtown Boston, and Routes 93, 95 and 128. Credit cards accepted.