Guardianship & Conservatorship


If your loved one reaches a stage in life where they are no longer able to make important decisions for themselves, and there is no effective power of attorney in place, it may be necessary for a court to appoint a guardian to oversee your personal affairs.  In addition, in Virginia there is a process referred to as conservatorship, where the court appoints you as conservator, allowing you access to bank and other accounts, so you can write checks, pay bills, and generally manage your loved one’s finances.

In addition, conservatorships may be necessary to manage financial resources that have been transferred to a minor, or to allow the parents of disabled minor children approaching age 18 to continue to care for the physical and financial resources of their adult children.

Unfortunately, guardianships may also be necessary to protect a loved one from exploitation by unscrupulous or misguided people.

If you need assistance in seeking guardian or conservatorship over a loved one, Stapleton Elder Law can provide you with the expert counsel and representation to ensure proper care of all aspects of your loved one’s health, well-being, and financial security.

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Myra D.
Appomattox, VA

Thank you for your wisdom, patience & support through this process. We always felt like we were in “good hands.”

Carol D.
Greene County, VA

We’ve known Simon for the last 2-3 years he has worked with us to resolve a number of complex family issues. Simon’s manner is gentle, kind and reassuring; he instills confidence. We have great peace of mind knowing that he’s there for us. We have recommended him and will continue to do so we consider him more than just our attorney.

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Scottsville, VA

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Waynesboro, VA

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Maria P.
Centreville, VA

Met when needed legal assistance for multiple family issues. Defined and proceeded to structure medical, trusts and will to protect wife, son, and grandchildren. Also, have amended my trust and feel it’s important to join the C.F.C. Plan [the Client and Family Care Plan] for other expected services.
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Nellysford, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Richmond, VA

Working with Mr. Stapleton and his very excellent staff was a complete pleasure. The resulting documents reflect their knowledge & dedication. I highly recommend their services.

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Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Richmond, VA

Lovely, beautiful people. Jeannie is always friendly and pleasant and informative. The office has perfect lighting, and we’re always offered tea or coffee. The whole experience, though it could be a time of anxiety, becomes a very loving, relaxing experience. Who knew that taking care of our family’s future and “late” life business could be such a nurturing, caring experience?

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Gordonsville, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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