Guardianship – Concervatorship Lawyer


The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.


Santa Barbara, CA

Guardianship Lawyer

Santa Barbara Guardianship Attorney

What Does Guardianship Mean?

Guardianship is a method of obtaining legal custody or decision-making authority over another person. Being appointed guardian of a child allows you, a family member or family friend, to be involved in medical, education, and other decision-making issues when the child’s legal parents are unable to do so. There are many different types of guardianship actions. At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we can help you seek guardianship of a minor.

Guardianship is a legal proceeding asking a judge to appoint a guardian to look out for the welfare of a ward (someone who can’t take care of themselves). In some situations, it is where a minor stands to inherit large amounts of property or money or if their parents are deceased or unable to take care of them. No matter what type of guardianship issues you face, we can assure you that your concerns will be heard and we will work with you to achieve the best solution. To set up a consultation, contact our Santa Barbara office today. We are able to develop a process that will work best for you and your loved ones with as little confusion as possible.

How Does Guardianship Differ From Conservatorship?

Conservatorships are commonly used for seniors who become unable to manage their affairs late in life, in the event that they have not previously arranged for living trusts or power of attorney. Conservatorships are created in order to appoint a court-approved agent to regulate and order a person’s financial affairs. Typically, the court will appoint a conservator when evidence exists indicating a person is no longer capable of managing their own affairs due to illness, age, or decreased capacity.

Protecting the Interests of Those You Love

Conservatorships and guardianships are very effective estate planning tools when protecting a person’s estate are important. Especially in cases where elderly parents live apart from their adult children; A conservatorship can help protect your loved ones from people who are interested in manipulating them for their own gain.

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we consult geriatric specialists, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals in establishing medical reasons for requesting a conservatorship. We also work with financial planners, tax experts, and accountants when a person’s financial situation is in disarray or requires additional investigation involving missing or lost assets.

Contact a Guardianship or Conservatorship Attorney

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C. provides experienced legal services in Santa Barbara County. We are advocates for protecting the legal rights of clients and will assist those who wish to set up a conservatorship or guardianship for their protection. Our commitment to each and every client is to protect their legal rights by utilizing every legal resource available, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation. Call 805-965-3703, email us at or use the form below. We are here to help you and yours.

Our Commitment To You

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest standard of service. We understand that clients hire our firm for results, and they also expect quality service.

Our goal in each case is to exceed our clients' expectations. Our attorneys, Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia, are experienced trial lawyers who have been handling family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning cases for more than a decade. When you need an attorney, you'll be glad you choose us. We can be reached at 805-965-3703 or email us at .

Mr. McMurray was my lawyer when I was arrested by the SB County Sheriff’s department. I won’t go into details, but I was in serious trouble… Mr. McMurray was truthful and helpful through the entire process. I ended up avoiding jail time all together and I haven’t looked back since.  I can happily say he got me a second chance.


I hired Ms. Garcia about 6 months ago to represent me in my dissolution of marriage action. Divorce was a very hard decision for me to make, but from the first call I had with Ms. Garcia, she made me feel comfortable. She kept me informed the entire process. She was very responsive and always willing and able to answer any questions of concerns. I cannot thank her enough for her expertise and making this process easier than I had expected. I definitely recommend her to anyone.


From my very first phone call, Mr. McMurray and his excellent staff handled my situation with the utmost profession-alism. The process was very fast and I was proactively informed and updated every step of the way.

I feel that I got my value for my money and to top it off I was treated with respect the whole way through. I feel a million times lighter and am very happy with the result. Thank you so very much Elvia!

Happy Client

A very good friend of mine referred me to Mr. McMurray. He is an extremely intelligent person. He is diligent in his work and a true advocate for his clients. He takes a personal interest in understanding how you want to be represented. He then brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the law and manages your case in an expedient way. 


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