Guardianship and Conservatorship

In Minnesota, guardianships and conservatorships can be sought to manage the affairs of individuals who lack the capacity to make important decisions about their personal affairs and finances.

At Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A., we can assist in the establishment and management of guardianships and conservatorships. We have the knowledge of the process and resources necessary to protect the rights of all parties in these matters, whether you are seeking to establish a guardianship for a minor child or wish to manage the affairs of an elderly parent.

In addition to helping our clients in seeking guardianships or conservatorships, our attorneys can be selected to personally serve as guardians or conservators.


When a guardianship is established, a guardian is chosen by the court to make personal decisions on behalf of a protected person who lacks the capacity to make those decisions. This includes decisions about living arrangements and medical care.


In a conservatorship, a conservator is appointed by the court to make financial decisions on behalf of a protected person. This includes the ability to enter into contracts, pay bills and invest on that person's behalf.

Contested Guardianships and Conservatorships

When family members disagree over how to or who should handle the affairs of a loved one, it can result in litigation over the appointment of a guardian or conservator. Our firm has considerable experience representing prospective conservators and guardians in these matters as well as pursuing the rights of loved ones who wish to stop an appointment. Throughout the process, we make sure the focus remains on what is most important: the well-being of the person in need of protection.

A Voice for 'Lost' Children

Our firm is committed to standing up for human rights in Minnesota and around the world. One of the issues we have encountered is the legal status of immigrant children who are often left without parents and family connections in a new home they are not familiar with. We find solutions to these situations, helping immigrants gain legal protection and fit into the structure of our society. We have also represented children of undocumented workers who have been deported.

Guardianship and Conservatorship Representation in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Our Minneapolis lawyers can guide you through the process for protecting the interests of your minor child or adult in need of protection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.