Estate Planning, Probate & Guardianship

Areas of focus within estate planning, probate and guardianship.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Our firm has experience protecting the interests of individuals who are unable to care for themselves. In many cases, a court-appointed guardian and conservator is needed in order to protect such individuals as a minor child or adult with mental and/or physical disabilities. In some cases, only a guardianship or a conservatorship may be needed. Below is a brief description of the responsibilities of a guardian and conservator:


  • A court-appointed guardian is responsible for the care, control, and protection of the ward (person under guardianship), deciding where the ward will reside, and having the authority to consent to the ward’s medical treatment
  • A court-appointed conservator of the estate provides for the management of all the ward’s personal and real property, assets, and income, although in some situations, the court may appoint a trustee to manage the ward’s financial affairs.
  • A ward may be a minor child (under 18) or an adult unable to provide for his or her own care or make financial decisions.

Contact Our Team

Margrave Celmins P.C.

8171 E. Indian Bend Road Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

(480) 994-2000

(480) 994-2008

Margrave Celmins




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020