What Are Guardianships And Conservatorships?

Guardianships and conservatorships serve a number of purposes. They create a safety net for individuals and protection of land or money. The process of creating an estate plan, including a guardianship or conservatorship, can be simple if you work with an experienced lawyer.

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A guardianship protects an individual in the event that a person is unable to care for themselves because of age or disability. Parents with minor children or children with special needs will benefit from having a guardianship in place. We will guide you through this process and make sure that your children are provided for in the future.


In Oregon, conservatorships are established for an individual to protect land or money. Unlike a guardianship, conservatorships can be more complex depending on the size of land or amount of money involved. We will help you to understand the differences between conservatorships and trusts, and make sure that you understand what’s at stake. Our goal is to fully protect your interests, regardless of the level of complexity involved in the situation.

Contact Our Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer

At our law firm, we are led by attorney Richard Fowlks, who has more than 40 years of legal experience.He works with clients throughout the tri-county area in Oregon and has a well-established reputation. He is known for his legal abilities and knowledge of estate planning, estate litigation and estate administration laws.

At Richard E. Fowlks Attorney at Law, we offer free initial phone consultations. Please contact us by calling 503-249-8400 or fax to 503-249-8500, or by emailing us.

We are located in Portland and we handle cases throughout Multnomah County and the surrounding Oregon areas.