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Home#26 - Adult Conservatorship in Arlington

Arlington County attorneys Elizabeth L. Wildhack from ThompsonWildhack, PLC and Paul W. Barnett from Manning & Murray, PC discuss

  • the important legal decision making documents that all adults should have,
  • the legal proceedings necessary to obtain authority to make financial and care decisions for an adult when those legal documents are not available,
  • the process in Arlington County to be appointed by the court as the conservator and guardian of an adult,
  • the probate office qualification process after a court order is entered,
  • Arlington Commissioner of Accounts oversight of conservators,
  • Arlington County Social Services oversight of guardians,
  • fees and costs to be appointed,
  • ongoing reporting requirements to the Arlington County Commissioner of Accounts and Social Services, and
  • common problems and pitfalls they have seen over the years in their practice to be appointed the guardian or conservator of an adult. 
Recorded August 2016.  Broadcast scheduled for February 2017