Atlanta, GA asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Georgia

Q: Once a ward was granted an emergency conservatorship is it legal to close all wards accounts

Prior to them consulting the ward. Law states that 60 days after appointed over ward either by hand delivered or date stamped mail they are to sit with ward listen to them & inventory assets. They have not even contacted ward & 60 days are up however she closed all the accounts leaving ward without any money for gas to get to work money for food & ability to pay his bills. Not to mention his family lied under oath & not 1 question regarding proof of false statements so ward could show proof it was a lie

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: yes as to closing accounts. Call conservator and make an appointment for ward to visit. Share your concerns at that meeting. Get a budget established. If all else fails, contact probate court.

Michael D. Birchmore agrees with this answer

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