How can I be appointed guardian and/or conservator for a family member?

Guardians and/or conservators are typically appointed by the Court at the time an individual is adjudicated as incapacitated. To initiate such an action through the Circuit Court, the filing party would need to submit the appropriate pleadings prepared under Virginia law. The Clerk’s Office has no forms that can be made available for this purpose. An attorney would be able to advise as to what exactly is required. Parties proceeding without legal counsel would need to research the Code of Virginia and prepare the required pleadings. Visit Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help for additional resources.

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