Guardianship and Conservatorship in Iowa
The Guardianship and Conservatorship in Iowa 2020 handbook from Iowa Legal Aid & the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council provides answers to questions on when and how to seek guardianship &/or conservatorship. It has a wealth of information to help answer many questions on these topics.
The Iowa Legal Aid: Guardianship and Conservatorship in Iowa – Issues in Substitute Decision Making – – What Parents Need to Know… is a great place to answer some basic questions about guardianship.
The Iowa Legal Aid: How to set up Guardianship or Conservatorship link is a good starting point.
The Iowa Legal Aid: Picking a Guardianship or Conservatorship link helps with this process.
The Iowa Legal Aid: Guardianship Legal Information link may also be used to find answers on these topics.
The Iowa Legal Aid: Alternatives to Guardianship link may also provide useful information to consider.
Also, the American Bar Association’s PRACTICAL Tool for Lawyers: Steps in Supporting Decision-Making is a document that lawyers use to determine possible supports that may be needed when a family is requesting guardianship/conservatorship. The PRACTICAL Tool aims to help lawyers identify and implement decision-making options for persons with disabilities that are less restrictive than guardianship. It may be a useful guide for parents to see what questions they need to consider as they begin this process.