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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Compensation for a Guardian or Conservator

Guardianship and Conservatorship Home Page

Often a family member serves as guardian or conservator without being paid to do it, but you are entitled to reasonable compensation from the protected person if the estate is able to afford it. Accurate records of your activities and the time necessary to do them are essential. For income tax purposes, your compensation from the protected person is treated as your income.

Compensation for a guardian must first be approved by the judge or by a separate conservator. Compensation for a conservator does not have to be approved by the judge unless required in the court order appointing the conservator. However, if you want the extra protection of having the amounts approved by an independent authority, you may want to ask the judge to approve the amounts.

Utah Code Section 75-5-312(3) and Section 75-5-414.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


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