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Last Will and Testament LawyerA guardianship in Utah is a legal relationship established by a court that authorizes one person (the guardian) to act and make decisions for a person who is incapacitated (the ward). An unemancipated minor is considered to be "incapacitated" simply because the minor is under the age of 18, regardless of the child's actual competence. For an adult, "incapacity" is determined by the court based on the person's ability to understand information or to make or communicate responsible decisions. Utah estate planning and probate attorneys are often involved in the process of helping to obtain the formal appointment of a legal guardian. For legal help in obtaining or contesting a guardianship, contact us today to see how our attorneys can help you.

Guardianships in Utah generally fall into three different categories:

Utah guardianships require the involvement of the Utah probate courts. Utah law places a number of responsibilities on the person who is appointed as a guardian. Before seeking a guardianship, you should understand the the legal process that will be involved in obtaining the guardianship appointment as well as duties that you will be taking on. In the case of an adult guardianship for an incapacitated person, it is important also to consider how the potential ward will respond to the petition to establish a formal guardianship.

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