Guardianship & Conservatorship Disputes
Arnold & Clifford LLP, is a Columbus, Ohio, law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, including guardianship and conservator disputes.
It’s not unusual for family members to have disagreements over the personal care or finances of an incapacitated parent or family member. While these disputes can often be resolved through good communication, sometimes families can reach a breaking point that pits a guardian against other family members.
At Arnold & Clifford LLP, we understand that care of a parent or other incapacitated family member is an emotional issue, and we work closely with our clients to reach an amicable resolution. Whether you want to resolve a dispute through negotiation or pursue your rights in court, we invite you to contact the guardianship attorneys at our firm. We represent both family members and guardians.
Ohio’s Guardianship Law In Brief
When a person is incapacitated, Ohio courts may appoint a guardian to make decisions for that person, who is known as the ward. There are two types of guardianship: guardian of the person, who makes personal care decisions, and guardian of the estate, who makes financial decisions. The guardian of the estate is sometimes called the conservator.
Our lawyers are experienced in handling all types of disputes that may arise between guardians and family members, including:
- Disputes over who should be named guardian
- Removal of a guardian
- Theft of assets by a guardian
- Breach of fiduciary duty by a guardian
- Undue influence by a guardian in changing a family member’s will
Attorneys practicing in guardianship litigation include: