W. Durrell Nielsen graduated from the University of Arizona in 1967, receiving a... more
W. Durrell Nielsen graduated from the University of Arizona in 1967, receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an accounting major. He was also awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona in 1970, where he was a staff member of the Arizona Law Review. After graduation from law school, Mr. Nielsen was employed by the Office of Chief Counsel, Inter... view profile
Rachel S. Zaslow is a native of San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor’s... more
Rachel S. Zaslow is a native of San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, Rachel worked for two estate planning firms in California and rapidly progressed from client support specialist, to legal assistant and ultimately to supervising paralegal, handling all attorney matters. Rac... 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.