Colorado Guardianship Legal Guidance

In Colorado, a Guardian is generally an individual appointed by the Court for the purpose of making residential placement, educational and/or vocational decisions and medical decisions for an incapacitated person. The Guardian is required to ensure that the least restrictive means possible are being used to meet the needs of the incapacitated person, all for the best interests of the incapacitated person.

A Guardian may also regularly report and/or account for the assets of the incapacitated person if there is no separate conservatorship. A Guardian may be personally liable to the incapacitated person and/or third parties in certain circumstances, including when the relationship is not disclosed, the Guardian is directly at fault, was grossly negligent, or acted criminally. In some situations, a Guardian may be held personally liable even though the Guardian’s improper actions were not intentional or grossly negligent.

We at Hulbert & Associates, LLC are able to effectively assist our clients with the legal establishment of a guardianship as well as helping you navigate the oftentimes complex requirements inherent in serving as a legal Guardian. Please give us a call today to learn more.