MA Guardianship Lawyer & Conservatorship Attorneys

  • Have you been named guardian or power of attorney for a loved one?
  • Do you have a relative or friend who is unable to manage their affairs due to an illness or injury?
  • Has someone close to you recently been diagnosed with a mental illness, dementia, or coping with drug addiction?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you are likely to end up in the Probate Court in Massachusetts.  At Next Phase Legal, attorney Stephen McDonough has experience dealing with guardianship, conservatorship, and trust matters and can help you to understand your rights and duties and navigate you through the Probate Court process.


Guardianship is a legal process by which an individual is appointed by the court to make decisions on behalf of another who, for medical reasons, are unable to take care of themselves.  A guardian can make decisions regarding the health, welfare, and safety of the person for whom they are caring.  We can help guardians get appointed by the court and manage the guardianship process over the long-term.


Conservatorship is when a responsible person takes control of the property and affairs of another who can no longer manage due to medical issues.  We can help a loved one become conservator when the need arises and help set up the conservatorship, accounts, and assist with the accounting and court process.

Trusted & Caring MA Probate Attorneys – Medfield, MA

With extensive experience in guardianship and conservatorship appointment and administration, we work with our clients to help them ensure their loved ones are caredfor in a way which is efficient and thoughtful.  When helping someone care and protect a loved one, we advocate so our clients are able to comprehensively provide medical care and financial support.

So, how can we help you?

  • Representation of Guardians/Conservators
  • Management and Conclusion of Existing Guardianships
  • Appointment of Guardians/Conservators
  • Representation of Wards
  • Administration and Distribution of Assets
  • Accounting Preparation and Allowance
  • Claims Against Prior Guardians/Conservators.

We understand every client dealing with the challenge of a loved one’s illness must balance their needs against expenses and the assets available, so our cost-efficient representation considers your needs as a whole in the context of the size of the guardianship or conservatorship.  In fact, much of our work is completed on a fixed-fee basis, which helps you with budgeting and predictability.  We’d be pleased to talk to you about a custom package of services designed to fit your specific requirements.

Please contact Next Phase Legal at (508) 359-4043 for more details and to schedule a private meeting.

Probate and Guardianship lawyers serving the Medfield, Norwood, Westwood, Boston, Dedham, Canton, Sharon, Weston, Wayland, Millis, Medway, Norfolk, Franklin, Newton, and Wellesley areas.