I have been practicing law since 1986. I started in juvenile law, representing... more
I have been practicing law since 1986. I started in juvenile law, representing abused and neglected children. I added probate law around the same time, which involved administering decedents' estates, working with adults who were the subjects of guardianship and/or conservatorship proceedings and protecting the interests of minors in connection with conservatorship cases. Whether representing ... view profile
Tim is a Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona's... more
Tim is a Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization. He is a native Tucsonan whose legal practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship matters. In his spare time, Tim enjoys family, exercise, home improvement and the outdoors.
Mr. Berkshire's practice focuses on all areas of domestic relations and family law... more
Mr. Berkshire's practice focuses on all areas of domestic relations and family law matters, including appellate practice. He has handled divorce cases of varying values from estates with a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars to single mothers with limited funds to presidents of corporations and those in between. Mr. Berkshire focuses on mediation and settlement of disputed matters so... view profile
Lauren is a partner who has been practicing law for over 30 years, first in Miami,... more
Lauren is a partner who has been practicing law for over 30 years, first in Miami, Florida and then in Phoenix, Arizona. Her practice emphasizes probate and trust litigation and mediation. She also handles guardianships and conservatorships. Lauren is a strong advocate for her clients both in and out of court. She also appreciates the emotional aspects of this area of practice and has successfu... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.